Early Modern Mexico Through Image and Text: A Book Discussion

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00pm
Lattie Coor Hall, Room 4401
ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public

Eventbrite - Early Modern Mexico Through Image and Text

Presented by

Angelica Afanador Pujol, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Art, ASU and Author, The Relación de Michoacán (1539-1541) and the Politics of Representation in Colonial Mexico
Michael Smith, Professor of Anthropology, ASU
Adriene Jenik, Director, School of Art, ASU
Robert Bjork, Director, ACMRS
Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Director, ACMRS
Jaime Lara, Research Professor, ACMRS

Images of visual and verbal representation played a highly politicized role in the conquest and colonization of Mesoamerica. The Relación and Michoacán is one of the prime exponents of historical and pictorial documentation of the colonial process, from the standpoint of the indigenous civilizations of Mexico. ACMRS is proud to host this event, at which Professor Angelica Afanador-Pujol, of ASU’s Art History Department, will present her recently published book on the politics of representation in the Relación. She will be joined by ASU scholars from the fields of anthropology, literature, art, art history, and archaeology. The public is invited to share in this intriguing look at Early Modern Mexico, a world which combined Nahua, Otomi, Purepecha, Christian and Spanish symbolism. Mexico’s depiction of its own history, and of the events that shaped the perception of the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries, is a fundamental component of the global history, and art history, of the Renaissance.