2018

November

13

Event Details

Rooted in cultural tradition, objects of ornamentation such as jewelry, fashion, custom automobiles, and home décor signal personal identity and community affiliation. And for artist Luis Gispert, these objects are subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, signifiers of protest employed by minority communities. In his films, sculptures, and photographs Gispert places these objects into fictitious narratives with performative characters. Although fabricated images and objects themselves, the artist’s work offers an authentic exploration of the ways immigrants and people of color use objects as a form of resistance to maintain their genuine identity and oppose police violence, judicial discrimination, and a lack of educational and employment opportunities.