The Lit & Luz Festival at the DePaul Art Museum

The DePaul Art Museum in collaboration with the annual Lit & Luz Festival of cultural exchange between Chicago and Mexico City (organized by MAKE literary magazine) is hosting a conversation between artists Jorge Méndez Blake and Dianna Frid on how their respective cities, libraries, and poetry have influenced their work. The discussion will be moderated by Mexico City-based writer and art critic Gabriela Jauregui and DPAM assistant curator Mia Lopez. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit, “On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver.” It will be in both Spanish and English.

The event takes place at the DePaul Art Museum on Friday October 14 at 5:00 pm.

More about Lit & Luz:
Held each fall in Chicago and each February in Mexico City, the Lit & Luz Festival is a unique series of readings, discussions, and performances featuring renowned authors from the United States and Mexico. The festival highlights new translations and artistic collaborations that promote contemporary literature from both countries.

Begun in 2014, the Lit & Luz Festival grew out of the pages of  MAKE magazine’s Intercambio portfolio. This Spanish-language cultural exchange has appeared in every issue since its debut in 2012 and has featured over 40 writers to date, many in English translation for the first time.

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