Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Public Programs

Film Screening + Discussion with Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez and Risa Puleo

Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bemis Center | 724 S. 12th Street
Description: Redes, a Mexican film released in 1936, tells the story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico. Films like Redes replayed the zeal that forged the country’s resistance and revolt in the 1910s and for decades after, ultimately transforming the movement into an effective loop. Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly exhibiting artist Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez restages scenes from Redes and other films at sites in Chicago at the center of contentious debates. Join the artist and Monarchs curator Risa Puleo for a film screening and discussion about the parallel themes of immigration, gentrification, and “the commons” which are foundational in Reyes Rodriguez’s work and throughout the exhibition.

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez lives and works in Chicago. He works with photography, video and multi-screen installation to examine the slippage between time and the act of image creation. His projects examine the ambiguities of language and of what is gained or lost in the translation from image to text. His most recent work has been presented in exhibitions at ACRE Projects in Chicago; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and a solo exhibition at the Windor Contemporáneo in Madrid. He has participated in residencies at ACRE and the Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. He has studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Reyes Rodriguez is currently a professor in the department of Art and Architecture at City Colleges of Chicago.

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Free and open to the public.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130