Talk: "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell" - Exhibition and Book Presentation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
CSRC Library -- 144 Haines Hall

Sybil Venegas, curator of Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) through February 10, will discuss this critically acclaimed exhibition. Venegas is an art historian, writer, independent curator, and professor emerita of Chicana/o studies at East Los Angeles College. Additional speakers include Pilar Tompkins Rivas, VPAM director; Charlene Villaseñor Black, CSRC associate director; and Rebecca Epstein, CSRC senior officer and editor of the exhibition catalog.

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell surveys the career of Laura Aguilar, a Chicana photographer who is most widely known for black-and-white nude self-portraits that are frank and self-assertive, yet deeply sensitive and poetic. In photographs that are frequently political as well as personal, Aguilar offers candid portrayals of herself, her friends and family, and her Chicano/Latino and LGBT communities. The exhibition catalog and the DVD Laura Aguilar: Life, the Body, Her Perspective, both published by CSRC Press, will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is co-organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum.

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