Category Archives: Coco Fusco

Icons within Chicano and Chicana Art

This entry will focus on three overlapping and reoccurring iconic themes that appear in Chicano and Chicana art: ancestral emblems, Catholic Church symbols, and figures from popular culture. The terms Chicano and Chicana are specific to the identity of Mexican-Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Che Guevara, Chicano, Coco Fusco, Eva C. Pérez, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, mass media, Mexican Revolution, Mickey Mouse, Pachamama, Pancho Villa, Raúl Paulino Blatazar, Richard Álvarez, Uncategorized, Virgen de Guadalupe, Yolanda López | Leave a comment

Hybridity: its definition and its place in our reading of artwork

The definition of hybrid found in the Encyclopedia Britannica includes subheadings of genetics, mythology, chemistry, cars, and optometry. The concept of hybridity when applied to culture conveys elements of all of these definitions, including positive elements such as diversity, and … Continue reading

Posted in Angel Rama, authenticity, Bhabha, border, boundaries, Coco Fusco, Frida Kahlo, Homi K. Bhabha, hybrid, hybridity, identity, Luis Camnitzer, mestizaje, Mexico-U.S. border, Mexico-United States border in art, Néstor García Canclini, representation | Leave a comment