Artist Talk: Regina José Galindo

Wednesday, October 26, 2016,

SSWAC Parker-Reed Room

Guatemalan performance artist and poet Regina José Galindo is bringing her deeply moving and transformative artwork to Colby. She has gained international fame for dramatic works highlighting dictatorship, torture, and the sexual abuse of women. In one performance, she walked from the Guatemalan Congress to the National Palace, dipping her feet at intervals in a basin filled with blood. Her bloody footprints told a powerful story about her country’s military leadership.

Content Warning: The artist is expected to show pictures and videos of her performance art that contain graphic imagery depicting violence, including sexual assault of women.

This talk is organized by the Oak Institute for Human Rights, Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Latin American Studies Program.

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