18 Oct We Recommend — Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Join performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña with cameos by Balitronica Gómez for a showcase of his latest solo work, The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist, a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. With his performance troupe La Pocha Nostra, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the United States, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city”.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña (US/Mexico) is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Born in Mexico City, he moved to the United States in 1978. His performance work and eleven books have contributed to the debates on cultural & gender diversity, border culture and US/Mexico relations.
Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, The University of Utah Department of Art & Art History, the College of Fine Arts, and The Center for Latin American Studies.
This event is free and open to the public
Rare Books has two book works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña made in collaboration with Felicia Rice.
Codex Espangliensis, Moving Parts Press, 1998
DOC/UNDOC Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática, Moving Parts Press, 2014
In December/January 2015/2016, Open Book featured responses to DOC/UNDOC from graduate students in Prof. Isabel Dulfano’s course, Analyzing Texts: Form and Content.
“Peruse, Inspect, Handle, Consider” — Isabel Dulfano
“A Mouth Full of Ink” — Sam DeMonja
“This Type of Trespass” — Peter Tanner
“Ambiguous, Unclassifiable, Undefinable Identity” –Dallas Fawson
“Open, Explore, Empty, Choose, Reimagine and Collaborate” — Julia Menendez Jardon
“Luces Brillantes” — Laura Denisse Zepeda
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