Talks & Readings

Latinx: Ed Morales in Conversation with Chon A. Noriega

WED, Mar 18, 2020
6:30–8 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

In Latinx: The New Force in Politics and Culture (Verso, 2018), Ed Morales considers the ways in which Latinx identity disrupts binary thinking about race in the United States. Drawing on this research, Morales speaks with art historian Chon A. Noriega about Latinx history and culture in the U.S., as well as the evolution of the term Latinx and its relevance for contemporary artists and other cultural producers.

This conversation is the first of three events in a yearlong series at the Whitney focused on new scholarship about Latinx art and culture.

Ed Morales is an author, poet, and journalist who has written for The Nation, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Jacobin, and The Guardian. He is the author of Living in Spanglish (St. Martins, 2002), The Latin Beat: From Rumba to Rock (Da Capo Press, 2003), and Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico (Bold Type Press, 2019). He teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Chon A. Noreiga is a professor in UCLA’s Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media and an adjunct curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is the author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2000) and has edited numerous books dealing with Latinx media, performance, and visual art.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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