Gerardo Cruz Speaks in France

in News, Uncategorized
January 16th, 2019

Gerardo Cruz (far left) speaks at the Le Theatre hors de lui conference

Last November, Gerardo Cruz G. presented a paper titled “Performatividad y visualización social de Gómez-Peña: migración (in)documentada e identidad trasnacional México-Estados Unidos” at the International Colloquia Le theatre hors de lui at the Université de Toulouse, France.  The talk focused on Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a Mexican artist who has lived in the United States for several decades. The paper examined Gómez-Peña’s recent performative and transdisciplinary works by analyzing them as both political and aesthetic discourses as well as by reading these works as forms of transnational identity. Moreover, the analysis scrutinized the way in which Gómez-Peña’s works express the crisis of undocumented migration, as well as their collective status as a device that challenges the representation of Latin American subjectivities in the global era.