Oscar Santillan, Chewing Gum Codex, 2018-2020. Inflatable and astronaut's DNA hosted in plants. Image courtesy of the artist.
Shadows Travel at the Speed of Light: Notes on Latin American Futurity
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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In the face of multiple climatic, social, and health emergencies, the future has become one of the most contested sites of political and artistic concern.
Colombian curator Sara Garzón and Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillán will discuss the role that Latin American Indigenous technologies have played in advancing worldings beyond the future. In conversation, they will review artistic experiments ranging from Futurism in the New World Avant-Garde to Santillan’s Chewing Gum Codex.
This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.