Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos and Alejandra Uslenghi: The Politics of Soups and Sodas

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 6 – 7 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos and Alejandra Uslenghi, Northwestern Professors in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will lead a gallery tour highlighting female artists’ involvement in the Pop movement, engaging artworks that bring the language of new media and conceptualism in dialogue with emancipatory movements. The talk will then consider the politics of “soups and sodas” and the ways in which artists used everyday consumer objects to present and embody critiques of the status quo in Latin America and the US.

Presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese.



Image: Antonio Caro, Colombia Coca-Cola, 1976. Enamel on sheet metal, edition 11/ 25, 19.5 x 27.5 inches. Collection of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Purchased with funds from the Alan May Endowment. Image courtesy of the artist and Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia. © Antonio Caro