Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Creative Counterpoints 2021: Uprooted/Translated

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Artist Scherezade Garcia and Writer Valeria Luiselli

Creative Counterpoints (CC) is the annual MassArt series devoted to the intersections of narratives of creativity and difference as investigated by visual artists, writers, public intellectuals, and other culture makers.


The program was founded in 2016 by Marika Preziuso, Associate Professor of World Literature, thanks to a MassArt Foundation Fellowship Grant. The “difference” that the CC series investigates has a long, radical history in activism, education and the arts.  As scholar, poet, activist, and educator Audre Lorde wrote in the 1980’s: "Difference is that raw and powerful connection out of which our personal power is forged. "


This year we are excited to contribute to the Feminist Art Coalition with a program that reflects the call of 21st century-feminism to engage critically with transnational arts and activism.


"Creative Counterpoints 2021: Uprooted/Translated" will be a conversation between artist Scherezade Garcia and author Valeria Luiselli. This dialog between two prominent women creatives will discuss how they employ their talents to tell contemporary postcolonial narratives of border-crossings, uprooting and transplanting, and the agency that lives in every participatory act of cultural translation through the arts.


Creative Counterpoints 2021 will feature also the participation of MassArt students and faculty through readings, artist talks, and exhibitions. 


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View the Research Guide for the event, including resources from both speakers.

Event Details

  • Darci Hanna
  • Marika Preziuso
  • Cheryl Clark
  • Joshua Hart

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