Afro-Latinx Resistance & Reclamation: The Arts Across Diaspora




Alderete-Cruz, Gabriella

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This exhibit focuses on the interplay between U.S. Latinx/ Latin American / Caribbean scholarly and artistic formations from the poetics of belonging to transnational configurations of Afro-Latinidad. Yomaira Figueroa, in Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature, examines the ways in which Afro-Latinx Caribbean writings and cultural productions remain overlooked, particularly under the U.S. framework of Latinidad, which continues to center whiteness and anti-Black discourse. Figueroa theorizes on remapping Afro-Diaspora studies by centering Afro-Latinx art and literature and considers how these strategies subvert historical erasure and offers frameworks of resistance. Through showcasing Afro-Latinx visual and literary texts, this exhibit aims to illuminate the contributions of decolonizing projects and shows that the Afro-Latinx diaspora is not relegated to the homogenous representation replicated in mainstream Latinx cultural productions.


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