As a teenager during my first internship at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a diversity initiative for inner-city youth, the education curator enthusiastically asked, “Who here would like to be an art historian!?” Like all the other Black and Brown inner-city kids, I laughed inside. My response was not due to a lack of art appreciation; I grew up in a family of refugees who were all self-taught artists back home in El Salvador, who taught me to draw before I learned to read. Nor was my response rooted in apathy for creative expression, for I was involved in art and theater from my elementary through my high school...
Writing Art Histories From Below: A Decolonial Guanaca-Hood Perspective
Kency Cornejo—is an assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico. She researches Central American experimental art, Central American diasporic art, Latin American visual politics and activism, and decolonizing methodologies. The Fulbright, Ford, and Andy Warhol Foundations have supported her work.
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Kency Cornejo; Writing Art Histories From Below: A Decolonial Guanaca-Hood Perspective. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 3 July 2019; 1 (3): 72–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2019.130006a
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