Enrique Chagoya, who mixes imagery from pop culture and art history to take on issues of identity and cultural appropriation, will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Chagoya will discuss what he calls “Reverse Modernism/Reverse Anthropology,” his riff on Modernist appropriation of imagery from “primitive” cultures, as embodied in his 1999 painting “Le Cannibale Moderniste.” The canvas, which is part of Sheldon’s permanent collection, is featured in the exhibition “Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux.”
Chagoya, professor of art at Stanford University, was born in Mexico City and earned a degree in economics before moving to the United States and becoming an artist. His work is held by major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be live streamed.
Part of Sheldon’s CollectionTalk series, Chagoya’s lecture is supported by the Cooper Foundation, Hixson-Lied Endowment, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Sheldon Art Association.