WATCH: “Called to Action: A Panel Discussion with the Founders of Artists Call and Contemporary Practices Today”

A lively discussion with the founders of Artists Call and contemporary artists working in solidarity today, hosted on October 27th, 2022, win UNM’s Keller Hall. In this conversation, the founders discussed how the movement formed, its successes and failures, what it meant to organize against the US government in solidarity with Central Americans in the mid-1980s, as well as what the exhibition,  Art for the Future, indicates about art and activism now. They were joined in conversation with contemporary practitioner Martín Wannam on resonances and contemporary strategies today.

The panel included the venerable New Mexican art critic, historian, and activist Lucy Lippard; Salvadoran poet and filmmaker Daniel Flores y Ascencio; as well as Guatemalan artist and educator Martín Wannam, Lecturer in Graphic Design at UNM Department of Art.

The conversation was led by Abigail Satinsky, co-curator of Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities.

Major support for this event was provided by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund, with additional support from The University of New Mexico Department of Art’s Gale Memorial Lecture Series, and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM.