Coco Fusco 2018: An Interview

2018 | 01:21:35 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Interview, Latino/Chicano, VDB Interviews, Visiting Artists Program

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Coco Fusco is a Cuban-American artist and author who investigates race, gender, politics, and identity through installations, performances, video work, and writing. In her second On Art and Artists interview, Fusco discusses her recent works with Romi Crawford — an art historian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago — and describes how she has evolved as a storyteller over her career.

"Coco Fusco's work invites many lines of analysis. Since it is so layered, and so deliberatively self-conscious, it begs a prismatic hermeneutics, which would use each register to analyze not just the conditions of artistic production in a post-cold war and postethnic situation but also the very meaning and possible valances of race and gender and the reinscription of the exotic, forbidden, and liminal." 

— Eduardo Mendieta, Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul: Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom, 2007