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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

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

ICA Miami welcomes poet and scholar Edgar Garcia to the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center for a talk presented in conjunction with the ICA Miami’s Summer Intensive 2022 semester.

Edgar Garcia’s performance and reading seek 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.