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Date(s) - October 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art


Black and white photo of a woman holding and looking into a bottleJoin the ACT Human Rights Film Festival and the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art for a special short film and visual art pairing. The evening thematically focuses on the human cost of capitalism across artistic mediums.

Short film: JOBS FOR ALL! directed by Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck – Sweden – 13 minutes – Swedish, English, Spanish with English subtitles

JOBS FOR ALL! is a highly choreographed review of the Industrial Age as we know it today – an intense and playful roller coaster ride that demands the viewer confronts how “work works.” Culled entirely from archival footage, the film unfolds in the filmmakers’ trademark, and humorously critical, cinematic voices.

Following the film, Professor of Film & Media Scott Diffrient will offer insight into the film’s artistic and stylistic selections as they relate to the film’s theme, impact, and use of archival footage.

Visual Art: Pyramid Scheme (2009) by Enrique Chagoya, b.1953

Archival pigment print on ten cans with silkscreened box

Pyramid Scheme is on display as part of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art’s Media Mixed: Experimenting with Materials exhibition.

About the artist: Integrating elements of pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American pop culture, Enrique Chagoya’s politically charged paintings and prints are about the changing nature of culture and power relationships between the U.S., Central and South America, and the rest of the world. His work juxtaposes diverse visual references including canonical European painting and sculpture, indigenous Central American codex books, pornography, and currency. Over the past decade, he has largely focused on issues of illegal immigration, racial stereotypes, and xenophobia in the post-9/11 world. His works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and other major museums and galleries.

Lex Lupton will discuss Pyramid Scheme. Lupton is a graduate student in CSU’s Arts Management program, and Chagoya was a focus of her research for a summer 2022 internship at the museum.

A gallery stroll and reception will follow at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.