Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Want some free artwork???

Those of you who know me well, and those of you who know me through my writing, know that one of my pet peeves is the usage of "labels" to box people and art, or art and people, into easily distinguishable categories.

One such label is the American invention of the Hispanic (now apparently not a PC term because technically it includes two European nationalities) or Latino label to pass for ethnicity and often and always wrongly for race.

What does that mean in art? And what does it mean to "Latino" artists? Does it mean anything?

If you want to hear my opinion on the subject then come by tomorrow, October 11, 2012, where starting at 4PM I will be presenting a lecture titled "On Identity in the Arts: What Does It Mean to be Latino?" at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD.

Note that it is at 4PM! ---- A change from previously announced times!

Prepare to understand why us "Latinos" are often as confused by the use of this term as the rest of the world. Bring an open mind and be prepared to be educated, entertained, and possibly pop-quizzed (kidding!). There will also be some free artwork to people chosen at random (not really) by me.

Plenty of free parking! Directions here.


Russ McIntosh said...

I wish it was later in the evening. My significant other considers herself not Hispanic or Latino, but Mexican. Mostly because her family who lived in the southern Texas area for many generations were assimilated into America. They didn't have to swim a river or traverse an ocean. Her ancestors lost a war.

It would be great if there was a recording for those of us who miss it!

Lenny said...

It's going t be televised... I'll let you know of link...