Lecture: Urban Art Interventions, 1970s Chile


Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:30pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (Room 110)

Presented by: Cultural AgentsDRCLAS & CCVA
Admission: Free and open to all

Speaker: Liz Munsell, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Liz Munsell will present an in-depth lecture Urban Art Interventions,1970s Chile at 3:30 pm as part of the Cultural Agents course at Harvard University in the Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (Room 110). She will then introduce the hands-on workshop which will take place at the CCVA at 5:30pm.

Luz Donoso (b. Santiago, 1921–2008) was a graphic artist, muralist, political activist, and teacher. Beginning in the mid-1960s, she was one of the most prominent participants in the widespread muralist movement in support of Salvador Allende’s presidential campaign. In the first months of Pinochet’s dictatorship, she was dismissed from her teaching position at the Universidad de Chile, like many of her leftist colleagues, and shortly after cofounded an artist-run workspace and forum, Taller de Artes Visuales (TAV). Following a major solo exhibition at the French-Chilean Cultural Center in 1976, Donoso took a considerable risk and began to install her prints in the street with the urgent goal of making her work accessible to a wider public.