Talk + Performance - Raúl Zurita and Cristóbal Lehyt: Conceptual Stumblings


Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, S-216 1730 Cambridge Street

A panel discussion on the rise and development of Chilean conceptual art will be followed with a performance-lecture by poet and conceptual artist Raúl Zurita (b. Santiago, 1950) and visual artist Cristóbal Lehyt (b. Santiago, 1973). Introduced by Professor Tom Cummins, curator Liz Munsell, Professor Sergio Delgado, and Fellow José Falconi will present and discuss their research undertaken in Conceptual Stumblings, the multiyear and multivocal interdisciplinary research project on the origins of conceptual art in Chile supported by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard.

The wall drawing resulting from the performance will remain on display in the Sert Gallery as part of the exhibition Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now. Organized in collaboration with the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts , Harvard University.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.