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Lorraine O'Grady

Untitled (Mlle Bourgeoise Noire continues her tournée), 1980–83/2009

Lorraine O'Grady included in Elements of Vogue: A Case Study on Radical Performance, curated by Sabel Gavaldón and Manuel Segade, at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.  

The institution's press release follows: 

Museo Universitario del Chopo, in collaboration with the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo of the Community of Madrid, inaugurates Elements of Vogue: A Case Study on Radical Performance, the first exhibition in Spain and Mexico that reviews the history of African-American performance, and the first at the international level about the history of voguing. Curated by Sabel Gavaldón and Manuel Segade, the show takes voguing, Afro-Latin folk dance and queer, as a case study to understand the emergence of the pose as a form of resistance and its ability to articulate new social formations.

Elements of Vogue investigates how minorities use their bodies to create dissident forms of beauty, subjectivity, and desire. The voguing is a dance form underground inspired by the poses of fashion magazines, invented by bodies that have been criminalized, racialized, medicalized and punished over and over again.

Elements of Vogue: A Case Study on Radical Performance
November 15, 2019 – March 8, 2020
Museo Universitario del Chopo
Mexico City, Mexico