Croppings: Enrique Chagoya, Reverse Anthropology

Through January 27, 2019, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Enrique Chagoya, an internationally renowned printmaker born in Mexico City, began working with visual art at a very young age with his father, who taught him how to sketch. Today, Chagoya draws from his experiences living on both sides of the US–Mexico border in the late 1970s and in Europe during the late ’90s to create pieces based on themes of immigration, colonialism, politics, the commodification of art, and cultural clashes around the world. His exhibition at Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art is titled Reverse Anthropology, a term the artist coined in order to critique dominant historical narratives perpetuated by cultures that have colonized or destroyed others. The exhibition has been organized as a companion to Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography, showing through December 20, 2018.

Through January 27, 2019

Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem, OR 97301


Art and Music, Identity, Immigration, Race


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Croppings: Enrique Chagoya, Reverse Anthropology