Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a provocative voice in contemporary art, gives a performance on indigenous rights in the Western hemisphere.
Internationally renowned artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña is one of the most dynamic voices on the contemporary-art scene. A multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator who works in performance art, radio, video, photography and installation, Gómez-Peña will deliver a performance and talk about the continuing impact of imperialism on native peoples and cultures.
Known for his creative interrogations of the biological, political, economic, social and cultural consequences of European contact with native cultures, Gómez-Peña uses art to challenge our conventional understanding of the superiority of Western civilization. In conjunction with the performance, Gómez-Peña will present an exhibition offering historical and cultural contexts for his defense of indigenous rights.
Organized by John Carlos Rowe (English and American Studies and Ethnicity)
photo: Zach Gross