Decolonizing Theory: Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui with Francesca Carella Arfinengo

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Online Event

This critical discussion will explore ch’ixi, an Aymara word that describes a liminal being, proposed by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui as a vehicle to decolonize race theory. This notion challenges the binaries inherent in the Latin American identity of mestizo. The disruption of binaries is reflected in the work of many Latin artists. To further expand our understanding and make deeper connections, the session will also look at works from the Syncretic Series by Rodrigo D’Alcântara.

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  • Headshot of Francesca Carella Arfinengo standing outside in front of leafy plants smiling and looking at the camera. Arfinengo has olive skin and wavy long brown hair.

    Francesca Carella Arfinengo is an emerging artist who works in textiles, text, photography and socially engaged modalities. Arfinengo grew up in Arequipa, Peru and identifies as a settler of mixed ancestry. She is grateful to live and work in Treaty 1 territory.