Art, Territory, and Identity offers a sampling of visually arresting books and materials held by the Fisher Fine Arts Library that delve within the intersection of art, activism, and the exploration of identity in Latin America. Not losing sight of the many differences among the diverse countries and territories located in the Caribbean, Central and South America, the exhibit offers a glimpse into the subversive, critical, and advocacy work created by artists and writers in a vast region with different colonial heritages, languages, histories, ethnic and racial compositions, landscapes, economies, and political traditions. The exhibit is not encyclopedic--Fisher’s collection is by no means comprehensive especially when it comes to Latin America--however, the exhibit highlights through its inclusions (and omissions) the countries and people represented in our collections. Combining traditional print texts with digital resources and objects from our Materials Library, the exhibit draws from the array of materials Penn Libraries offers its community.
We invite patrons to contribute information on books, zines, and other materials related to the arts in Latin America that should have a home at the Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Please join us at the opening reception on Monday, July 1, at 4:30pm in the Fisher Fine Arts Foyer. Ulises, the local bookstore and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications, will be conducting a pop-up event at the opening! #LatAmArtsFisher