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Dia de Los Muertos Gallery Talk with Art Historian Ruben Cordova
December 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Curator and art historian Ruben Cordova, Ph.D. and artist David Zamora Casas discuss Dia de los Muertos traditions and the intersection of the AIDS epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the artist’s installation, “Love and Death in Times of Pandemic,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20 on Zoom and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BihlHaus/).
Cordova is an art historian and curator with a B.A. from Brown University (Semiotics) and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (History of Art). He has taught at UC Berkeley, UT Pan American, UTSA, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Houston. Cordova has written or contributed to 19 catalogues and books and curated more than 30 exhibitions, including “Day of the Dead in Art” (Centro de Artes, San Antonio, 2019).
The dialogue is in conjunction with “Love and Death in Times of Pandemic,” which closes December 12. In the multi-media installation, Zamora Casas seeks to preserve tradition and cultural heritage and “comment on contemporary social and political issues through paintings, photographs, dioramas and flowers that enhance this sacred ritual site for this celebration, meditation, collective healing, unification and mourning in the continuance of the HIV/AIDS and the Covid-19 national disaster.”
For more information, visit www.bihlhausarts.org or call (210) 383-9723.