Thursday, April 10, 2014
Open to all membership levels. Complimentary refreshments.
Chosen by exhibiting artist Nicole Eisenman, The Feast of the Goat has been called “a fierce, edgy and enthralling book” by the New York Times. The novel by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa was published in 2001 and is a vivid re-creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo’s regime.
The discussion will be led by Ila N. Sheren, Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. Sheren’s interests include contemporary art, art and globalization, activist art, and Latin American and Latino art, and her work on contemporary art has appeared in Hemisphere and The Journal of Arts in Society, among others. In 2015, University of Texas Press will publish her book Portable Borders: Performance Art and Politics on the U.S. Frontera since 1984, which analyzes the role of site and site-specificity in art located on and about the U.S.-Mexico border.