Regeneración Symposium

Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Image credit: Elias Serna and Arnoldo Vargas. Interior Page from Codice Xicano #1, mixed media, 1997. Courtesy of Raul Baltazar, Elias Serna, and Arnoldo Vargas.

Join this two-day program featuring the artists, writers, and scholars of the exhibition.

Regeneración Symposium: Day 1

Friday, October 12, 2018 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Join this two-day symposium featuring presentations by artists, writers, and scholars.

Program Schedule

10:00 – 10:15 am


10:15 – 11:30 am

Counter-narratives: Radical Publishing and Archives in Mexico City and LA

This conversation discusses approaches to radical publishing and independent archives in Mexico City and Los Angeles, both present and past.

11:30 – 11:50 am

Polemics in the PLM

Learn about the radical polemics and rhetorical traditions of the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM) through this informative lecture.

11:50 – 12:50 pm

Regeneración and Asco

This conversation focuses on Asco’s collaboration and artistic self-discovery through the 1970s journal Regeneración.

1:00 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 3:30 pm

Zapatismo: Methodologies and Intersections with Latino LA

Explore the circuit of radical political thought and organizing methodologies shared between the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) and Latinos in Los Angeles beginning in the 1990s.

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Regeneración Symposium: Day 2

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Join this two-day symposium featuring presentations by artists, writers, and scholars.

Program Schedule

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Aesthetics of Regeneración

Each iteration of Regeneración included distinctive forms of aesthetic representation. In this discussion, scholars and artists will speak about artistic practices, media, and imagery prevalent within each period.

11:30 am – 12:50 pm

Radio Clandestina: Micro Radio Broadcasting

Join this conversation between programmers and organizers of Radio Clandestina (1996 - 2001), a micro-radio station that brought voice to underrepresented, Chicano channels of news, music, and culture.

1:00 – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Creating Cultural Space in the 1990s

The 1990s saw the emergence of important cultural spaces including Regeneración/Popular Resource Center, Peace and Justice Center, Troy Café, and Flor y Canto, among others. This discussion centers on the role of these spaces, and the collective strategies they shared expressed through politics, art, and organizing.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Revolution in the Family

This session presents a multi-generational dialog about shared transnational and familial connections between the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM), the Mexican Revolution, and the Chicano Movement.

This symposium is organized in conjunction with Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology. The exhibition is on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum from September 29, 2018 to February 16, 2019.



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