We are excited to contribute to the work of the Feminist Art Coalition in Fall 2020 with a program that reflects the call of 21st century-feminism to engage critically with transnational arts and activism.
Creative Counterpoints 2020: Uprooted/Translated will feature an engaging conversation between author and activist Valeria Luiselli (Tell me How it Ends, The Lost Children Archive) and visual artist Sherazade Garcia.
The running thread of CC2020 is the transformative power of talented women creatives to tell narratives of border-crossings, uprooting and transplanting, and the agency that exists in every participatory act of cultural translation through the arts.
Creative Counterpoints 2020 also features the participation of MassArt students and their artistic production. This event is co-sponsored by the newly renovated MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), Boston's newest museum featuring visionary artists at the forefront of contemporary art.
Details to follow.
Scherazade Garcia is an Interdisciplinary visual artist born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and based in New York. In her work, she addresses contemporary allegories of history and processes of colonization and politics, which frequently evoke memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land. By engaging collective and ancestral memory in her public intervention and studio-based practice, she examines quasi-mythical portraits of migration and cultural colonization.
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize.