Seminar on Mexican Art by Armando Miguélez

Dates: 9th, 10th and 11th December 2013
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Conference Room, Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Fees: Rs 500 per session (or) Rs 1125 for all three sessions

Where an eagle is eating a snake perched on a cactus is a three-session seminar conducted by Armando Miguélez, a visual artist with a strong grounding in academia. In the seminar Miguélez will divide five centuries of Mexican history into three distinct moments. The first being the arrival of European settlers, the establishment of the Viceroy of New Spain, cultural syncretism, and subsequent independence from European rule. This is followed by Mexico's experience of nation building and asserting itself as a cultural entity through a long and painful revolution. And finally a critical look into Mexico's grasp on modernity and the contemporary sphere. This seminar is focused on the art object and the process of art as a historic marker. It will help us understand the political and social history of a nation based on its cultural production to anchor key moments in its evolution.

About the lecturer:
Armando Miguélez holds a Master's from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from UDLA in Puebla, Mexico. He has developed his career between Mexico and India, exhibiting, producing and lecturing in India, Spain, Mexico and the United States.

All participants are required to register by Saturday, 7th December 2013.

  • FICA: FICA Reading Room, D42, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 | 11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday, except government holidays | Write to us at info@ficart.org/ 011 46103550

  • Insitutio Cervantes: Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 | 9am - 1:30pm and 2:30 - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, 9am - 1:30pm on Saturdays at Instituto Cervantes | Write to cenndel@cervantes.es / 011-43681900

Please note: If the required minimum number of registrations of 15 is not met the course will be discontinued and any registration amount refunded.