Exhibitions

JOSÉ TORRES-TAMA: ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS

The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art / 3175 Central Ave., Art & Communication Bldg. Rooms 230 & 240 September 14th

José Torres-Tama

This sci-fi Latino noir performance by NEA award-winning multidisciplinary artist José Torres-Tama explores the current persecution of Latino immigrants in the U.S. Satirizing the status of immigrants as "extraterrestrials" through a sci-fi prism informed by short films that spoof The Matrix and Star Wars, the artist shape-shifts into numerous "aliens" who challenge the hypocrisy of a country built by immigrants that vilifies the same people whose labor it readily exploits.