Coco Fusco included in Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL.
The institution's press release follows:
On September 9, 2021, the week of the 161st anniversary of Jane Addams’ birth, JAHHM will present new performances and experimental audio by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. The exhibition will also present archival materials and videos from a number of collaborative Chicago based performances including the iconic The Year of the White Bear and Couple in The Cage: Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West, devised and performed with artist Coco Fusco, that traveled to Chicago’s Field Museum in January 1993 in collaboration with the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum (now the National Museum of Mexican Art). Gómez-Peña’s insurgent performances challenge how museums represent so-called discovered people and take back the commons on behalf of outsider identities and marginalized communities.
Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border
September 9, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Jane Addams Hull House Museum