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Reading/Book Signing: The Age of Discrepancies. Art and visual culture in Mexico

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Reading/Book Signing: The Age of Discrepancies. Art and visual culture in Mexico

823 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
November 15th, 2007 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://fisher.usc.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
fmoa@usc.edu
PHONE:  
(213) 740-4561
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat 12-4
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
USC (University of Southern California)
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION
Alongside colleagues like Francisco Toledo and Cecilia Vicuña, Mexican artist Marta Palau has broken ground in late-twentieth and early-twenty-first century multicultural work. This overview of her oeuvre from 1960 to the present tracks everything from textiles to installations, and analyzes her investigations of hot-button social, political, racial and cultural issues including women's bodies and migration. The book is an art object in itself, showcasing Palau's experimental and innovative techniques, materials and methodologies, all deployed in relation to their historical context.

Palau studied painting and sculpture in Mexico City, printmaking in San Diego and fabric in Barcelona, Spain; beyond Mexico, she has shown her work in California, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and at the Havana Biennial, Sao Paulo Biennial, Laussane Biennial of Tapestry and South America.