Artist Enrique Chagoya draws on a range of media, including the conventions of cartoons and pre-Columbian codices, to craft powerful and vibrant political, social, and economic commentary. In conversation with art historian and critic Ruben Cordova, Chagoya will discuss his work and the way he uses visual language as a weapon of critique, centering on his work Histoire Naturelle des Espécies: Illegal Alien’s Manuscript (2008) in the exhibition Protest and Promise.
Image: Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953), Histoire Naturelle des Espécies (Natural History of the Species): Illegal Alien’s Manuscript, 2008. Color lithograph. Gift of Linda Cheverton Wick and Walter Wick