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Visiting Artist Colloquium: Carlos Javier Ortiz

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Carlos Javier Ortiz is a director, cinematographer and documentary photographer who focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty, and marginalized communities. As a child Ortiz moved back and forth between Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland, his experiences resonating with the stories during the Great Migration when displaced Black families moved north in search of stability and economic opportunity. His current project is series of short films chronicling the contemporary stories of Black Americans at this time, exploring the legacy of the Great Migration a century after it began, beginning with his mother-in-law’s story.
Visiting Artist Colloquium Fall 2020
Online at Blackboard
Wednesdays @ 5:00–6:15pm
Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.
The Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. VAC lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Find the full Fall 2020 VAC schedule at: https://art.wisc.edu/public-programs/


October 21, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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