Guiñadas Gráciles: Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art

On view October 23, 2017 through April 10, 2018
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

DRCLAS, CGIS South, 2nd Floor, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 
Contact: ARTS @DRCLAS Program Manager, Marcela Ramos

 

This exhibition is part of Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film and Video Art, a series organized by ARTS @DRCLAS during the academic year 2017-18 that included the Panel Discussion with Keynote speaker Sylvia MolloyCurated by Joaquin S. Terrones,( PhD '09) Former Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard College Writing Program and Lecturer in Literature and Women's and Gender Studies at MIT. 

Guiñadas Gráciles responds to interest in the study of non-normative sexualities in the region, the experiences of its LGBTQ inhabitants, and its social movements focused on gender and sexuality. How does one put the spotlight on bodies that some consider should remain hidden, closeted away? Conversely, how can a screen or camera do justice to bodies whose extravagances already target them for surveillance and sidelong glances? The show will showcase different ways of negotiating these competing demands. As one of the first exhibitions on queer Latin American video art—if not the first— showcasing this exhibition on campus represents a unique opportunity for engagement with and by undergraduate and graduate students as part of their coursework and research.

Guiñadas Gráciles will engage students from a variety of disciplines, research interests and political movements: whether they are Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality students doing comparative work on the LGTBQ activism and subject formation; Romance Languages and Literatures or History and Literature students with an interest in Latin American cultural history; Visual and Environmental Studies or History of Art and Architecture students studying video art; or Government or History students whose work focuses on contemporary social movements.

The exhibition features works by Karen Harley (Brazil), Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny (Argentina), Carlos Leppe (Chile), Hélio Oiticica (Brazil), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala). Loans courtesy of the artsists,  Proyectos Ultravioleta (Ramirez-Figueroa) , Projeto Hélio Oiticica, and  Sucesión Carlos Leppe /Centro de Documentación de la Artes Visuales del Centro Cultural la Moneda /D21 Proyectos de Arte (Leppe)

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