Category Archives: Homi K. Bhabha

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

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The Political Dimension of Visual Culture in Latin America

Visual culture in Latin America, like visual culture everywhere, is shaped and influenced by the social and political histories that define the realities of the place. The interaction of local traditions with outside cultural influences is instrumental in the formation … Continue reading

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In/Site (San Diego)

InSITE is an art festival that takes place in the San Diego-Tijuana region. Established in 1991, the event features site-specific artwork that is free and easily accessible for the public. The name of the event, ‘InSITE’, derives from its combined … Continue reading

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