Oct 18th 2019

‘Subverting Technologies of Repression’ is a conversation between Emmanuel Ortega and Adela Goldbard, sharing research on topics of Mexican resistances against historical repression. Ortega and Goldbard will give individual presentations on their research followed by a collaborative discussion. Ortega will speak on the topic of Franciscan missions in Mexico and the consequential native resistance. Goldbard will share on Franciscan conversion theatre that the exhibition The Last Judgment takes inspiration from, and transforms it to a generative act of resistance and remembering.

Adela Goldbard is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. Her work questions the politics of memory by suspecting power relations and social constructs behind official history, archeological preservation, patriotism, state-sanctioned celebrations, and mass media.

Emmanuel Ortega (PhD, Art History, University of New Mexico) is a curator, podcaster and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ortega has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of images of autos-de-fe, nineteenth-century Mexican landscape painting, and visual representations of the New Mexico Pueblo peoples in Novohispanic Franciscans martyr portraits.

For more, visit https://gallery400.uic.edu/subverting-technologies-of-repression/


At Gallery 400, we strive to continually increase the accessibility of our physical space, exhibitions, and programs. Through growing relationships with partners at UIC and the wider disability community in Chicago, we strive to integrate creative access measures into our exhibition and program planning from the outset. We will continue to work transparently with individuals and organizations to improve our institutional practices and create spaces that are accessible to all. We welcome any feedback or ideas that you may have.

The front desk attendant is trained in personal assistance. They can also provide audio description, large text labels, transcriptions, and seating upon request.

Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or an elevator (Level 1R). If there are any barriers to entry on the day of the event, we will post updates through our social media channels.

Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Gallery 400 at gallery400engagement@gmail.com.

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