Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. José Luis Falconi
Shrinking the Expanded Field
Monday, February 12, 2024, 7:00
Gitenstein Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
Please join us for a very special lecture by distinguished scholar Dr. José Luis Falconi, Assistant Professor of Art History and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. The lecture will be held in the Gitenstein Library Auditorium.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition TWO YEARS GONE in the TCNJ Art Gallery.
Two Years Gone, a group exhibition of Ukrainian artists, curated by Dylan Siegel, features artists whose work reflects upon the psychological and physical stress of the ongoing war in Ukraine, which is now approaching the two-year mark, Exhibition artists include Maya Hayuk, Maria Kulikovska, Katerina Ganchak, Dana Kavelina, Sasha Kurmaz, and Anton Varga. The exhibition will be open for viewing
Born in Lima (1973), José Luis Falconi is Assistant Professor of Art and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. He is also the President of Cultural Agents, Inc, an NGO which aims to showcase, study and promote the recognition of the arts as resources for positive change, and its efficacy in social interventions.
He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010. From 2001 to 2011 he was Art Forum Curator at the David Rockefeller for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, curating more than thirty shows of cutting-edge Latino and Latin American artists in an academic setting.
Besides UCONN, he has taught in the United States at Brandeis University, and Boston University. In Latin America, he has been “Bicentennial” Visiting Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Chile (Santiago de Chile, 2012 and 2019), “International Professor” at the National University of Colombia (Bogotá, 2013), Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies “Manuel Galich” at the Universidad San Carlos of Guatemala (2016) and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Costa Rica (2017).
His latest academic publication, Pre-Text International (2023), co-edited with Doris Sommer, has just been released by Harvard University Press.
This program is made possible with the generous support of: The Edwin L. Weisl Jr. Lectureship Program at the Robert Lehman Foundation
TWO YEARS GONE is made possible in part, by The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Commissioners and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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