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Decolonizing the Orishas: Harmonia Rosales & the Un-Whitewashing of Black Atlantic Divinity, lecture by Professor Elizabeth Pérez
February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Art, Design & Architecture Museum is proud to present the second talk of its lecture series Myth, Religion, and Race: the Art of Harmonia Rosales by Elizabeth Pérez, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara. This talk presents ways that the art of Harmonia Rosales rejects colonial conventions for depicting the West African and Afro-Diasporic deities called orishas. Dr. Pérez argues that Rosales creatively reimagines dominant visual representations of the orishas, some of which derive from Cuban genres of Blackface minstrelsy–for example, the “tragic mulatta” trope invoked in portrayals of Ochún as a mixed-race goddess. Dr. Pérez calls on scholars to interrogate whitewashed images of Black Atlantic divinity and suggests why Rosales’ paintings speak so powerfully to young practitioners in particular.
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