An exhibition and related projects with work in a variety of media including video, painting, performance, photography and sculpture, addressing issues related to individual experiences as Latin@ bodies in the United States. During their exhibition, members of ¡Qué Lastima! will be working with Lawrence high school students to engage them in poetry readings and workshops. ¡Qué Lastima! will present a video screening night at Essex Art Center, on April 8th at 6pm.
¡Qué Lastima! is a fluctuating group of Latin@ artists, currently based in Boston, coming together as a result of lack of space and discussion surrounding their experiences within and outside the academic/artistic institution. The group provides a platform that allows for a variety of perspectives and subjectivities to surface and complicate the slipperiness of a Latin@ identity and narrative.
The term Latin@ can be used simply to textually shorten writing both ‘latina and latino.’ However the term here is used for political reasons to promote gender equality/gender neutrality.” If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it has been described well here.