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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


Talk/performance with Edgar Garcia: “Migrant Lots/Migrant Horizons”

Art + Research
Wed, Aug 10, 2022

ICA Miami welcomes poet and scholar Edgar Garcia to the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center for a talk/performance. This event is free and open to the public with advance RSVP and is presented in conjunction with the ICA Miami’s Summer Intensive 2022 semester.

Edgar Garcia will give a performance and reading that seeks to revalue migration, emphasizing not just migration crisis but migration creativity and world creation. It examines a few creation stories of the Americas in which migration features prominently then transitions to the world-making poetics of contemporary hemispheric movement even amidst so many scenes of death and devastation. In doing so, it prompts the question of how we engage politically difficult objects of inquiry, and what values we assume in doing so.

About Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia is a poet and scholar of the hemispheric cultures of the Americas. He is the author of Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019); Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (University of Chicago Press, 2020); and Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2022); among other works and collaborations. He is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago, where he is also Director of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Writing. In 2022 he is Editor in Chief of Fence.