I found myself in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the official dawn of the post-truth era. I was there on that fateful Tuesday in November 2016, having gone to seek out artists and activists who might collaborate with me on a class exploring art as an engine for social change. In my early encounters the day after the election, I was struck by how few people seemed to share my frustration and despair. I misinterpreted it as indifference, the ambivalence of a postcolonial colony. I could not have been more wrong. Over the course of the day, myriad small acts of resistance and self-determination revealed a robust civil society working...
Learning from San Juan: Emancipatory Education and the Prefigurative Politics of Art History
Edith A. G. Wolfe is administrative assistant professor and assistant director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Her writing has appeared in The Art Bulletin, The Art Journal, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, KulturConfusão: On German-Brazilian Interculturalities (De Gruyter, 2015) and Among Others: Blackness at MoMA (MoMA, 2019).
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Edith A. G. Wolfe; Learning from San Juan: Emancipatory Education and the Prefigurative Politics of Art History. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 April 2020; 2 (2): 104–111. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2020.220011
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