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Madriz es mucho Madrid': The Capital Role of Graphic Arts in Identity Formation

Thursday, September 24, 2015
12:00 AM
RLL Commons, 4th floor Modern Languages Building

Within a decade of the death of Franco in 1975 Madrid had become the youth capital of Europe. The Movida madrileña, a bar and music scene centered around the Plaza Dos de Mayo and the Plaza Santa Ana/Barrio de las Letras in Madrid, brought together posmodernos and punquis, hippies and yuppies, squatters and students in a heady mix fueled by music, alcohol and sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. In the vortex of these different forces a new, postmodern discourse emerged, whose visual identity was articulated in the comic book art published in the magazine Madriz, that was part, consciously or not, of a larger project to recover lost or never-fulfilled modernity.


Cosponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Graduate School, and the LSA Dean’s Office.