Oct 13

Visual Poetry: Transforming Literature into Sculpture & Visual Art

October 13, 2016

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural

Join us for a unique conversation with artist Jorge Méndez Blake, a mixed-media, conceptual artist from Guadalajara, Mexico, as he presents his work—a fusion of architecture and literature—which explores the complexity of modern times through a “visual poetry” of images, sculptures, and installations.

  • Jorge Méndez Blake is an architect by profession whose work revolves around books, libraries and literature. His work has been exhibited worldwide, and takes references from diverse cultural environments with the attempt to create previously non-existing connections between literature and architecture.
  • In Spanish and English – Complimentary Cobra Verde Green Coffee Drinks!

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Visual Poetry: Transforming Literature into Sculpture & Visual Art [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: Sponsored by the Lit & Luz Festival and the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program; and co-sponsored by ciudad ñ of the UIC Department of Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies, and student organization: Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA)


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 23, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018