World Languages & Culture

Of Bodies and Borders

7:30pm - 9:00pm EST January 27

Location: Swanson Academic Center (SAC), SAC 113

PBK Visiting Scholar Dr. Adriana Zavala’s plenary talk, Of Bodies and Borders, examines works by Latin American-descended/Latinx visual artists living in the United States whose lives have been marked by and whose works explore the violence of colonialism, empire, and the ongoing politicization of borders.

Of Bodies and Borders* lecture examines works by Latin American-descended visual artists living in the United States, that is to say Latinx artists, whose lives have been marked by and whose works explore the violence of colonialism, empire, and the ongoing politicization of borders. Through a reading of art works by Adriana Corral, Teresita Fernández, Guadalupe Maravilla, Carlos Martiel, Sandy Rodriguez, and Juan Sánchez, I explore how racialization as a violent form of social differentiation cannot be separated from the critical study of geopolitical power. As a scholar of both Mexican and U.S. Latinx art and visual culture, I will address the necessity of intersectional scholarship and praxis, and the importance of generosity, care, and witnessing in these troubled times. *Note: because of the topic of this lecture, some of the works presented can be challenging for some audiences.

 

Our PBK Visiting Scholar this year is Dr. Adriana Zavala, bio here:  https://www.pbk.org/Adriana-Zavala

Free and open to the public