Artist Enrique Chagoya to speak at Sheldon Oct. 27
calendar icon17 Oct 2016
Lincoln, Neb.—Artist Enrique Chagoya, who playfully mixes imagery from pop culture and art history to take on issues of identity and cultural appropriation, will speak at Sheldon Museum of Art on Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m.
In his presentation, Chagoya will discuss what he calls "Reverse Modernism/Reverse Anthropology," his riff on Modernist appropriation of imagery from "primitive" cultures, as embodied in his 1999 painting "Le Cannibale Moderniste." The canvas, which is part of Sheldon's permanent collection, is featured in the current exhibition "Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux."
Chagoya was born in Mexico City and earned a degree in economics before moving to the United States and becoming an artist. He is currently a professor of art at Stanford University. His work is held by major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Additionally, it will be simulcast at go.unl.edu/chagoya-lecture.
Part of Sheldon’s CollectionTalk series, Chagoya's lecture is supported by the Cooper Foundation, Hixson-Lied Endowment, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Sheldon Art Association.
About Sheldon Museum of Art
Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of 12,500 objects in a landmark Philip Johnson building on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln City Campus. Sheldon is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. For more information, visit www.sheldonartmuseum.org.