E. Carmen Ramos (center)
curator of the exhibit
"Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art"
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
"Three years ago in Los Angeles, at my first Latino Art Now! conference, we unveiled a silkscreen print by Malaquias Montoya. We had commissioned him to use as inspiration the poetry of his late son, Andrés Montoya. In other words, the art created was a result of, if you will, an artistic dialogue across disciplines. Today’s session, “Ekphrasis: Theory, Then Practice In Poems Inspired by Latino Art” inaugurates “PINTURA : PALABRA, a project in ekphrasis,” which aims to foment an extended dialogue between Latino poets and Latino art—in particular, the work in the “Our America” exhibit. The two presentations today strive, jointly, to serve as an introductory gesture of what we hope will be a fruitful period of ekphrastic Latino writing. [...]"
---FA, November 8, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Latino Art Now!, Nov. 8, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Tino Villanueva, Francisco Aragón, Eduardo C. Corral
Donor's Lounge, 4th floor
National Museum of the American Indian
Introducing the session
Tino Villanueva delivers:
"Picture This: The Ekphrastic Poem"
"Landscape with the Fall of Icarus"
attributed to Pieter Bruegel (1560s)
"Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2"
Marcel Duchamp (1912)
"Self portrait in a Convex Mirror"
Parmigianino (c. 1524)
Eduardo C. Corral
Tino Rodriguez (1999)
"Untitled (Perfect Lovers"
Felix Gonzalez Torres (1991)
"The Broken Column"
Frida Kahlo (1944)
Ester Hernández (1980)
"My Hands Are My Heart" (1)
"My Hands Are My Heart" (2)
Eduardo C. Corral reading ekphrastic poems inspired
by the images depicted above in slides 4 to 9.
Exhibit Catalogue (cover)