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Exhibit Opening and Conversation | Lotería de la Migración and the Visual Languages of Advocacy

04/19 Thursday | 7pm

NYU’s Global Liberal Studies and Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, in association with the Institute for Public Knowledge and Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, invite you to an exhibit opening and panel discussion of Richard Arthur Fleming’s Lotería de la Migraciónon view on the 5th floor of 20 Cooper Square from April 19, 2018 through May 31, 2018.

How do visual and textual languages speak to each other—and to us—about complex personal and political experience? Richard Arthur Fleming’s Lotería de la Migración reimagines the traditional Mexican Lottery card game and its striking iconography as emblems of the logistical and legal obstacles to Central American and Mexican migration to the United States. Lotería serves as an occasion for this expanded discussion about intricate relationships between image, text, culture, and the politics of migration.

The panel features panelists Alexandra Délano Alonso (Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies, The New School), Richard Arthur Fleming (artist, writer, and documentarian), and Catherine Taylor (Co-Director, Image Text Ithaca MFA and ITI Press), and will be co-moderated by Marcial Godoy-Anativia (Managing Director, NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics) and Suzanne Maria Menghraj (Chair, Contemporary Culture and Creative Production, NYU Global Liberal Studies).


Alexandra Délano Alonso is Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies at the New School. Her research focuses on diaspora policies, the transnational relationships between states and migrants, and the politics of memory in relation to undocumented migration. She is the author of From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration and Social Rights beyond Borders (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Richard Arthur Fleming is a writer, artist, and documentarian excited and inspired by the subcultures and vernacular of the global south. He is the author of Walking to Guantanamo, a travelogue about crossing the length of Cuba at the dawn of the millennium. His multi-panel exhibition Lotería de la Migración is the focus of this event.

Catherine Taylor (B.A. Cornell University; Ph.D. Duke University) is a writer and editor who works on a wide range of nonfiction forms—from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays and hybrid-genre writing. She is the author of You, Me, and the Violence; Apart; and Giving Birth, and she is Co-Director of the Image Text Ithaca MFA program and ITI Press.


Presented by NYU’s Global Liberal Studies and Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, in association with the Institute for Public Knowledge and Colloquium for Unpopular Culture.

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