The Mexican Revolution: Toward Its Centenary
Thursday, February 25, 2010 : 3:00pm to 5:00pm
University Park Campus
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Image: Marta Palau, Homanaje Artistico a Lazaro Cardenas (Artistic Homage to Lazaro Cardenas), 1981, suite of 13 silkscreen prints and 14 texts; courtesy of USC Libraries and The Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies
Dr. Gloria Arjona leads a discussion on the Mexican Revolution and its impact on Mexican society today.
Dr. Gloria Arjona of the USC College exposes the causes of the Mexican Revolution, the active participation of women soldiers, and the impact of this conflict on the Mexican society.
The lecture will be interspersed with some corridos (revolutionary ballads).
Gloria Arjona received her Ph.D. on Mexican Literature at USC.
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Libraries’ Beockmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies present the work of two major contemporary Mexican Artists: Marta Palau and Demian Flores.
Marta Palau, born 1934, fled Spain at age six as a result of the Spanish Civil War. She and her family found refuge in Mexico. The series of prints that will be presented, Homenaje Artistico a Lazaro Cardenas (Artistic Homage to Lazaro Cardenas) is Palau’s personal homage to Mexican President General Lazaro Cardenes, who granted refuge to thousands of exiles fleeing Spain.
Demian Flores, born 1971, examines in his work the confluence of contemporary and ancestral themes in Mexican identity. His paintings and prints comprise multilayered webs of meaning, exploring sociocultural phenomena.