Contextualising the Chilean Mural at Leeds University Union ― Public Symposium
Leeds University Union
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
In 1976, a group of Chileans in exile painted a mural on a student common room wall in the Leeds University Union (LUU) building. Later hidden behind a temporary ceiling and kitchen wall, the mural was finally uncovered in 2017.
To mark the restoration and interpretation of the mural, this symposium will examine the different visual and political contexts within which we can situate the LUU Chilean mural.
Invited academics and arts professionals will present a series of examples which explore the politics and poetics of public art, politics and murals in Chilean, South American and other global contexts.
Attendance at this symposium is free. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium is organised by Leeds University Union in partnership with the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, with support from Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. It forms part of a wider project in connection with the restoration of the Chilean Mural, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.