An exhibition on the artist Gloria Anzaldúa featuring a selection from the Anzaldúa papers at the Benson Latin American collection, the University Of Texas at Austin
The Women’s Art Library, Special Collections and Archives, Goldsmiths is pleased to present an exhibition on the artist Gloria Anzaldúa featuring a selection from the Anzaldúa papers at the Benson Latin American collection, the University Of Texas at Austin
Short presentation by the facilitators Nina Hoechtl and Rian Lozano
Friday 14 September
Special Collections and Archives
A self-described “Chicana, tejana, working-class, dyke-feminist poet, writer-theorist,” Gloria Anzaldúa also saw herself as a nepantlera, one who navigates a liminal space between worlds, identities, and ways of knowing. Just as fluid movement between English, Spanish and Nahuatl was central to Anzaldúa’s teaching and writing, so too was the interplay between words and images an essential element of her self-expression. The words and images presented for the first time in England come from transparency drawings, notes, and diagrams that Anzaldúa presented to her audiences at workshops and lecture “gigs” across the United States of America. Some are undated, but many were created during one of the most active periods of her teaching career, in the mid-1990s.
These vivid documents provide an intimate view into Anzaldúa’s creative process and demonstrate the centrality of imagination and visuality to the author’s theories of knowledge and consciousness. Anzaldúa explores borders and builds bridges that allow contact, friction, and mixture with the unexpected, the foreign, the queer, the “other,” which is, in many instances, the reverberation of the self and the collective memory.
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|14 Sep 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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