Latinx Art within the Archipelago: Presented by Curator Aldeide Delgado and Artists Yelaine Rodriguez, Juana Valdés, and Nyugen E. Smith
How do we consider the complexities of mixed heritages, multilingualism, and transnational migration within the category of “Latinx Art”? This panel problematizes the Latinidad concept and its relationship to Blackness as part of the modern/colonial project. Informed by contemporary archipelagic thinking, the panelists will reveal their practice while recognizing Latinx identity not as a holistic synthesis, but rather as a complex network of interrelationships between various traditions around the world that met in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean.
This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.