Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. FromJ anuary 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in.
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The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.
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Rescheduled for Feb. 4.
Brown Bag Gallery Talks are an important part of our public programs and are held with each exhibition. The format is flexible: using their own vantage point, speakers approach a museum exhibition using their expertise as artists, art historians, and scholars or professionals in a wide range of disciplines. After the talk, visitors are encouraged to say and to continue conversations during a brown bag lunch. John Harvey received his Bachelor of Arts in English form Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed his Masters and Doctorate in Creative Writing at The University of Houston. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg Review, Ghost Ocean Magazine, Gulf Coast, The Paris Review, 2River, and Weave Magazine. As Resident Playwright for Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company he has penned numerous plays, which have been performed in Austin, Galveston, Houston and New Orleans. His newest play Rome will premiere in March at Spring Street Studios. John Harvey serves as Director of the Center for Creative Work and is an Assistant Professor at The Honors College. For the annual Dionysia produced every spring since 2009, he has adapted and directed the works of Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles and Homer. He currently serves on the Artistic Board at DiverseWorks.
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