Lecture and conversation with visual artist, Ana Teresa Fernandez.
Ana Teresa Fernandez is a Mexican-born artist currently living and working in San Francisco. With powerful site-specific installations covering issues of immigration, the Mexico / US border, and the erasure of history, her work brings to life important global issues including race, class, citizenship and gender.
What does it mean to live free? It is often said that the one demand for the Movement for Black Lives is to “stop killing us.” This demand has led Black artists, thinkers, organizers, and healers to envision work and embody practices that resist the subjugation and erasure of their bodies. This surge of creativity has impacted and intersected with work happening in queer and trans communities and in many other communities of color. This justice based work urges us to interrupt systems of violence with systems of healing that recover traditions, invent new modalities, and connect to survival practices developed by many generations of people in community.
In this course we will bring together leadings artists, thinkers, organizers, and healers to envision work and embody practices that resist the subjugation and erasure of their bodies, land, and natural resources.
This event is part of a series of lectures for the course Living Free: Embodying healing and creativity. All events are free and open to the public, and will be available online at diversityarts.stanford.edu one week behind scheduled engagement.