Civil Rights Artists: A Conversation with ​​​​​​​Juan Capistrán ('99 BFA Fine Arts)

Please join Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty Marsha Hopkins in welcoming artist Juan Capistrán (’99 BFA Fine Arts) as guest lecturer to her course, Civil Rights: Artists.

Juan Capistrán works in sculpture, painting, video, photography, drawing, installation, performance, and sound—whichever method best serves the specific project. A Mexican-born artist who grew up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Capistrán deftly maneuvers between subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to punk music to the art of the 1960s, blending practices, references, and themes into subversive critiques of American culture. Capistrán’s work borrows equally from renowned artists such as Carl Andre, as well as hip-hop, disco, and gang culture, culminating in pieces and performances that often dip into the cool, distant nature of minimalism while referencing the politics inherent in the colored body. Frequently titled with references to pop culture, the work offers a broad entry point that shows Capistrán’s personal history with stark political expression. From 2016-2019, Juan Capistrán and Hazel Mandujano (’03 BFA Fine Arts, ’10 MFA Graphic Design) operated Mandujano/Cell, a 360 square foot self-funded autonomous contemporary visual art project space that worked with local, national, and international artists and designers on exhibitions, editions, and publishing.

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April 08, 2021
Lectures
Civil Rights Artists: A Conversation with ​​​​​​​Juan Capistrán ('99 BFA Fine Arts)
1:00PM - 2:30PM Zoom info below
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April 08, 2021
2021-04-08 13:00 2021-04-08 14:30
Lectures
Civil Rights Artists: A Conversation with ​​​​​​​Juan Capistrán ('99 BFA Fine Arts)
1:00PM - 2:30PM | Zoom info below
This event is free!