Artist Fredman Barahona*Elyla Sinverguenza will present an LGBTQI+ artist/activist’s talk and reception on Monday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theater and Samek Art Museum, Elaine Langone Center.
Sinverguenza uses performance as the fundamental resource of his artistic practice, in occasions moving through photography, video and installations. His work relates social anthropology, theatre and contemporary art to reflect on identity, sexuality, body politics and cultural borders. Barahona explores the process of constructing LGBTQI+ identities under oppressive authoritarian contexts to create reflections about human diversity and emancipation. As a researcher and activist, he’s interested in cultural practices regarding ephemeral drag, fleeting identities and gender bending expressions in indigenous/mestizo rituals in the Americas.
The free, public talk is sponsored by the Bucknell Department of Art and Art History, Spanish, Latin American Studies Program, Department of Theater and Dance, Women and Gender Studies, Samek Art Museum, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, University Lectureship Committee and the Bucknell Arts Council.