Cute, Comic, Erotic: Feminist Artistic Tactics in Mexico
Maggie Borowitz, Humanities Teaching Fellow and PhD 22, will be presenting a practice job talk on Thursday, March 23 from 1:30-3 in CWAC 157. We would love to see you there and to help Maggie prepare!
This talk will explore the rise of a feminist art movement in Mexico City in the late 1970s and early 80s, considering feminist artists' practices in the context of an experimental avant-garde art scene that, while more welcoming to women than ever before, continued to sideline expressions of women's experience. Feminist artists sought to make aspects of women's experience visible through oblique tactics such as cute, comic, and erotic images. In contrast to the explicit, monumental, and highly public forms of artmaking that had dominated political art in twentieth-century Mexico, these alternative tactics served to advance a feminist political project.
Image details: Magali Lara, Untitled, 1983, ink on paper. Collection of the artist.