Art Installations & Campus Engagement 2023

The art installations in Eccles and Holland Centennial Commons will be on display until Oct. 6

Art Installation and Campus Engagement

Sept. 15 - Oct. 6 @ Utah Tech University

Presented by the 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

in collaboration with the College of the Arts,

the CHASS Humanities Center, 

 the Center for Inclusion and Belonging, 

the Institute of Politics, and the

Institute of Race, Gender, and Identity

From whom can you demand justice if the same law that kills is the one that picks up the bodies? Where can one press charges if all the authorities are drenched in blood? The same law that takes measurements and conducts the investigation to discover who the killer is, is the one that committed the crime.

--Osiris in Alfredo Molano, Desterrados: Crónicas del desarraigo

“Remember the 43 Students” at Utah Tech

"Remember the 43 Students" commemorates the six people who were killed and the 43 students who were forcibly disappeared in a night of unspeakable political violence in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 26, 2014.  

For this, the ninth anniversary of the atrocity, we are featuring three events:
1. We are redeploying the "43 Silhouettes" installation in the Holland Centennial Commons (second floor) from Sept. 15 to Oct. 6. 

2. We also will  share the powerful portraits of the 43 students created by Scottish artist Jan Nimmo in the Eccles Art Building from Sept. 15 to Oct. 6. Jan calls her collection "¿Dónde Están?"

3. On Sept. 26 (the ninth anniversary of the atrocity), MIT historian Tanalís Padilla will visit classes and speak at 12 PM in the Zion Room (HCC 537). Padilla has written extensively about the rural teachers colleges in Mexico. The 43 students who were forcibly disappeared were enrolled at the one of those colleges, in Ayotzinapa.

Visit the Installation, Virtually

While the "43" installations are best experienced in person in the Holland Centennial Commons 2nd floor and the Eccles Fine Arts Building lobby, the virtual tour below will give you a sense of the story.

To learn more about the history of the physical installation click here.

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