Thursday, January 26, 2012

Re-Seeing Religion: (De)Colonizing Images in Hawaii, Zimbabwe and Mexico

The Center for Interreligious Engagement Presents:

Re-Seeing Religion: (De)Colonizing Images in Hawaii, Zimbabwe and Mexico

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave.

Three panelists explore the creatively difficult visual interactions among indigenous peoples and their colonizers. Drawing on oral history and family photographs, Laura Kina’s SUGAR paintings recall obake ghost stories and feature Okinawan sugar cane plantation field laborers in Hawaii. Joseph Kinsella considers the often conscious indigenization of Christianity by Zimbabwean painters and sculptors. Kay Read, using a stark contrast between pre-conquest Aztec and post-Conquest Spanish images of the Feathered Serpent, exposes the long-lasting., but influential, colonialist legacy left us by the early clerics.

Laura Kina
- DePaul University, Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design
Joseph Kinsella - DePaul University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Kay Read – DePaul University, Professor of Religious Studies (Panelist and Moderator)