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Artist Lecture: The Art of Appropriation from Pop Art to Reverse Anthropology and Reverse Modernism with Enrique Chagoya
The talk will focus on Chagoya’s use of appropriation of Western art from the perspective of a non Western artist (including topics of immigration, colonialism, and contemporary issues) appropriating from comic books to modernist art, etc. Often using ancient formats like the pre-Columbian books, and working on hand made paper made by indigenous paper makers from Mexico that use pre-Hispanic techniques (same paper that was used by Aztec, Mayan and Mixtec Zapotec cultures in Central Mexico). Sometimes the appropriation is almost a forgery of European art (in print, painting and sculpture media) in opposite direction than the strategy followed by Modernist artists who appropriated styles from cultures from former colonies (Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Frank Lloyd Wright, etc.).