Guillermo Gómez-Peña: The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist with cameos by BALITRONICA
In his latest solo work, Gómez-Peña draws from his 30 year old living archive and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. His self-styled imaginary activism invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship.
Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city”. This spoken word performance includes multiple cameos by troupe member and collaborator, Balitronica.
November 14, 2018 | Harrison Small Auditorium | 5:00pm
Sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art