Chicago Art Conversations, the Making of the Equitable City 10: Excavating Heritage and Expanding Geographies
Moderator: Allison Peters Quinn, Hyde Park Art Center
Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera,
How do artists and curators think their work draws inspiration from, critiques or reinvents their Latino heritage? How can art institutions better support their expanding voice? This round table discussion asks noteworthy cultural producers from Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, the US, and Mexico to discuss their approach of mining history to achieve various results from psychological landscapes to surprising definitions of home and everything in between. The artists will explore the complexities of the concept of Latino, while addressing the metaphorical landmarks or rabbit holes, galaxies or catacombs they discover in their research and choose to investigate through their paintings, videos, installations, and sculptures. The selection of artists present at the round table will sample the range of practices from the various current Chicago exhibitions and residencies that provide a global perspective either through country of origin and/or travel experiences.
Please note: This panel is offsite at the University of Illinois, Chicago. To attend you must register for the Latino Arts Now! conference. For more information please visit their website.