The Tensions of Modernity: Arts and politics in Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina
|Dates:||19 November 2014|
|Times:||17:45 - 20:00|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Prof Brad Epps|
This exhibition will explore cultural and political responses to the driving force of modernity in Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina between 1909 and 1945. It will offer a range of visual and literary material encompassing both high and popular art and culture, from Fascist architectural designs by Sironi to Borges’s literature and Lorca’s and Mário de Andrade’s poetry and from realist painting to Picasso’s Guernica.
The exhibition will be launched with a talk by Prof Brad Epps (University of Cambridge), followed by a wine reception, on Wed 19 Nov at 5:45pm. This event is also free but booking is essential. Please use eventbrite to register: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-tensions-of-modernity-arts-and-politics-in-italy-spain-brazil-and-argentina-tickets-12685762457
The Tensions of Modernity is part of Being Human (http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/being-human-festival), the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, funded by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy.
Prof Brad Epps
Role: Professor of Spanish and Head of Department
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Central Library
St. Peters Square