X as Intersection: Material Interventions

April 3, 2024
The U.S. Latinx Art Forum (USLAF) presents a virtual panel discussion with artists Verónica Gaona, Joiri Minaya, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, and Maria Cristina (Tina) Tavera, who utilize the materiality of their work to challenge cultural stereotypes and constructs of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity. This panel shifts the conversation about Latinx art from identity to the strategies artists use by centering the discussion around the notion of material as a signifier.

The conversation is moderated by Mari Carmen Ramírez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the MFAH and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas; and Marina Reyes Franco, curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico. Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish provided by Babilla Collective.

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About the Program
This conversation is part of “X as Intersection,” a four-part virtual series featuring conversations with fellows from the third cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship, an initiative of the U.S. Latinx Art Forum (USLAF). Since 2015, USLAF has supported the creation of a more equitable art world by championing artists and arts professionals dedicated to Latinx art through research, studio practice, pedagogy, and writing. 

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.