The Power of the insurgent archive in Latinx art (The Daily Princetonian)

As part of the Cura Continua: Art, Curating, and Practices of Radical Care series hosted by the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton, keynote speakers Mari Carmen Ramírez and Yasmin Ramírez were invited to speak on the transformative role of archives in the belligerent safeguarding of Latinx art, culture, and authenticity in America.

Both Y. Ramírez and M.C. Ramírez spoke about their professional work in archival preservation. At the forefront of their discussion was the argument that the archival research conducted by their respective institutions — namely El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latinx cultural institution, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) — has informed the curatorial and collection-building efforts of multicultural Latinx and pan-Latin art exhibitions.

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