Art Lecture Series: Rodrigo Valenzuela
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Evergreen Art Lecture Series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars. The emphasis is to introduce the way in which a variety of practices undertake fields of inquiry in the arts. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty and the public. The series will take place in the Purce Hall 1 (Lecture Hall 1) at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Most of the talks take place on every other Wednesday, on even weeks, during the quarter from 11:30 – 1:00 pm and are free and open to the public.
Week 4, 10/17—Rodrigo Valenzuela, photography, video, installation. Born in Chile, Valenzuela is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography, video, painting, and installation. Using autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience, his work constructs narratives, scenes, and stories that point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. Much of Valenzuela’s work deals with the experience of undocumented immigrants and laborers. He is an Evergreen alumni and assistant professor in the Art Department at UCLA. Visit Rodrigo Valenzuela’s website.