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Lit & Luz: Visual Artists Jorge Méndez Blake and Dianna Frid

October 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art wraps up day four with an engaging conversation between artists Jorge Méndez Blake and Dianna Frid on how their respective cities, libraries, and poetry have influenced their work. The discussion will be moderated by Mexico City-based writer and art critic Gabriela Jauregui and DPAM assistant curator Mia Lopez. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit, “On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver.”

In Spanish and English. Complimentary Cobra Verde!

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The Lit & Luz Festival is presented by MAKE Literary Productions in collaboration with generous partners and sponsors.


The Participants

Jorge Méndez Blake explores the possible connections between literature, visual arts and architecture, fusing different historic and geographical elements, provoking new lectures on the paper of language and history. He has focused his work in the research of the idea of the library, understood as a fragile and contradictory structure.

Jorge Méndez Blake explora las posibles conexiones entre la literatura, las artes visuales, y la arquitectura, mezclando distintos elementos históricos y geográficos, provocando nuevas lecturas sobre el papel del lenguaje y la historia. Ha enfocado una gran parte de su obra en el estudio de la idea de la biblioteca como una estructura frágil y contradictoria.

Dianna Frid is an artist working at the intersection of text and textile. Her sculptures, installations, artists’ books and mixed-media works have been shown nationally and internationally. Born in Mexico City, Frid currently lives in Chicago. She is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gabriela Jauregui’s recent works include Leash Seeks Lost Bitch (The Song Cave/Sexto Piso, 2015) and a short story collection, La memoria de las cosas (Sexto Piso, 2015), She works as a correspondent for various cultural publications including the BBC World Service’s Cultural Frontline, Witte de With’s Review, Art Forum, Art Review and others.

Las recientes producciones de Gabriela Jauregui incluyen Leash Seeks Lost Bitch (The Song Cave/Sexto Piso, 2015) y una colección de cuentos cortos, La memoria de las cosas (Sexto Piso, 2015). Se desempeña como corresponsal para varias publicaciones culturales incluyendo el Cultural Frontline del BBC World Service, Witte de With’s Review, Art Forum, Art Review, entre otros.


October 14, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine


DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

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