This Saturday, November 12th, at 10:00 AM, Regina Jose Galindo, an internationally recognized performance artist will be premiering a public performance piece in the Vanderbilt Football Stadium. Entitled Comunidad, this piece calls upon the Latinx community to exhibit its resilience in troubling times. Galindo is setting out to “generate a real experience of the strength of the community,” rather than just a pictorial representation.
Regina was born in Guatemala and lives in Guatemala City. As a poet and an artist, her work explores the ethical implications of social injustice. She uses her own body in performance art pieces to illustrate how institutional violence can impact the bodies of women and minorities around the world. Her often graphic, courageous pieces serve as reenactments of violent history. Regina calls on her audience to remember this history and use that memory as a tool against social injustice.
Galindo calls on the Latinx community of Nashville to create Communidad in the following video: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/clas/regina-jose-galindo
Other members of the Nashville community are invited to observe the performance piece as well.
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