Border Pedagogies, Queer Kinships, and Archival Resonances: Tania Bruguera and Emilio Rojas in Conversation.
Moderated by Laurel V. McLaughlin.
Saturday, November 5th, 7-8:30p.m. (Doors open at 6:30p.m.)
Dessert Reception to follow. RSVP required EVENTBRITE
Location: Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Join Emerson Contemporary for a conversation between artists Tania Bruguera and Emilio Rojas, moderated by Artspace New Haven Director of Curatorial Affairs and Emerson guest curator Laurel V. McLaughlin, on the occasion of the book launch for Emilio Rojas: tracing a wound through my body (Emerson Contemporary, 2022). Rojas and Bruguera will discuss the numerous research threads that intertwine in Emilio’s practice, survey, and the catalog structure. Departing from the atemporal and overlapping sections that compose the exhibition and catalog—the cut, the line, the scar, and the corpus, Bruguera, Rojas, and McLaughlin trace the intersections of border pedagogies, queer kinships, and archival resonances.
Emilio Rojas: tracing a wound through my body (Emerson Contemporary, 2022) is available in print-on-demand through Blurb, or through an open-source link on the Emerson website. The bilingual exhibition catalog features an introduction by Michiko Okaya and Néstor Armando Gil Carmona, new poetry by Emilio Rojas and Pamela Sneed, an interview with Ernesto Pujol, and essays by Valeria Luiselli, Ethan Madarieta, Laurel V. McLaughlin, Rebecca Schneider, and Mechtild Widrich with Andrei Pop.