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“Proregress”: the allure of a word – Cuauhtémoc Medina

March 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“Proregress”: the allure of a word

Looking back at the 12th Shanghai Biennale (2018-2019) with Cuauhtémoc Medina

Friday, March 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Modern Languages Building, Room 1220


This lecture will discuss the curatorial strategies of the 12th Shanghai Biennale, inspired by a neologism invented by E. E. Cummings in the 1930’s: “Proregress.”  Among other issues, the presentation will discuss the strategies by which the curatorial team of the exhibition addressed the contemporary situation of the world based on the ambivalence of contemporary ideologies, also considering the task of circumventing the intellectual and artistic controls of contemporary China.

Additional details can be found here.

Cuauhtémoc Lecture Poster


Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Museum Studies Program, and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design


March 25, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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