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Parsons Fine Arts Lecture Series: Carlos Motta
3:15-5pm Wednesday 15 October 2008
Parsons, Kellen Auditorium - 66 Fifth Ave, New York NY
Tomorrow afternoon artist Carlos Motta presents a talk as part of the Parsons Fine Arts Lecture Series. Motta is one of this year's Guggenheim Fellowship winners, and most recently presented his three year project La Buena Vida (The Good Life) at Creative Time's Democracy in America: Convergence Center, an exhibition curated by Nato Thompson. Motta's The Good Life is a collection of pedestrian interviews across twelve Latin American nations. The conversations between the interview subjects and the artist return to questions of perceptions of the United States foreign policy and democratic government in general, reflecting a diverse, and sometimes confused, spectrum of political opinions in a post-Colf War World. All of the videos that constitute the project are also available for viewing in an online archive, accessible via the project's website.