Primo Cubano Concert
– 10:00 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge
Dance Lessons will start and 7:30 pm followed by Concert at 8:00 pm. Co-Sponsored by LASO. Suggested donation $10.
Film Screening: "Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans"
– 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
Five world-renowned photographers travel to Cuba just weeks before the historic US-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point. Director Ross McDermott intertwines Evans's pre-Castro Cuba with the busy streets of Havana and the countryside of Vinales.
From the quick yet studied street-style photography of Sam Abell to the uncommon camera-obscura practices of Abelardo Morell, these master photographers reinterpret Cuba for the twenty-first century. This colorful documentary brings together five unique visions of Cuba's complex and transforming cultural landscape.
Return to Cuba was submitted to over twenty national and international film festivals in 2016.
Gallery conversation: "Memorias: Geography of a Decade, Chile, 1973-1983"
– 10:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
7:00 pm, April 24, 2017
Kresge Auditorium, VAC
Reception to follow at Lamarche Gallery, Smith Union, 8:00 pm
The starting point of Memorias: Geography of a Decade, is the personal collection of Gustavo and Priscilla Gac-Artigas of 145 artifacts including 45 original signed prints (24 of them numbered in short runs of 30, 60 or 100 copies) by painters such as Chileans Jose Balmes, Guillermo Nunez, Gracia Barrios (three Chilean National Art Awards - 1999, 2007 and 2011 respectively), Alejandro Marcos, and Eduardo Berroeta; 25 original posters by Joan Miro, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Balmes, Brigada Luis Corvalan, Gracia Barrios and Jack Ottaviano, among others; plus 50 photos of the September 1973 military coup by Gamma agency photojournalists, one of the most renowned press agencies in the world at the time, and 25 photos of theatrical performances by the Theatre de la Resistance-Chili, later on, Nuevo Teatro Los Comediantes, a Latin-American group, during its exile in France.
More information at artwithoutborders.org
Free and open to the public.