A Nation of Fear: A Panel Discussion

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm8:00pm

Center Space

Free and Open to the Public

Panel Discussion will begin promptly at 6pm followed by a reception

Discussants during A Nation of Fear panel.
Discussants during A Nation of Fear panel.

Hosted during the opening reception for the exhibition A Nation of Fear, Center Space Project presents a panel discussion that examines the current wave of violence in Mexico, its causes, and the widespread social and political effects, both in Mexico and the U.S. Moderated by Luis Vargas-Santiago, PhD candidate in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, this discussion is fueled by the issues confronted by exhibiting artists Miguel Aragón, Adriana Corral, and Raymundo Delgadillo. Other discussants include Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, author of Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries; Dr. Martha Menchaca, author of Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History; Dr. Fred Valdez Jr., Director of the Mesoamerican Archaeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin Pickle Research Campus; and Claudia Zapata, Director of Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum.


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Nation of Fear on view at the VAC October 19 – November 10


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