July 4, 2001
Subject: [AztlanNet: ARTS|LETTERS] Re: Guadalupayasada
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 02:45:02 -0000
From: "michael sedano" <email@example.com>
I believe in letting sleeping dogs lie, perro
Romero you lie in spite of your disavowals. You disavow a religious tribute
to the icon in the first place, and in the final bespeak your cultural respect
for the icon. Religious icons exist in a dialectic, icons serve either the
secular or the sacred. Placing the icon of the Lupita onto a cultural pillar
is not different from the artist of any stripe using the image in the artist's
own secular fashion. Cultural values are important, but girlie posters make
up the culture, too, not just the icons you'd choose to see hanging in public
spaces. then I consider your devil term, the "dominant culture"
ave maria sanctissima per omnia secular saeculorum if the catholic culture
hasn't proven itself the dominant one in this whole persecution of one woman's
use of the icon. Ironic that when all is said and done, you've raised sound
and fury but stand in league with Alma in taking a religious icon out of the
church and onto the public forum. And you boast of it! A long time ago this
english language writer penned a title, the art of political lying, in which
he points out the technique you're using, accuse the other side of doing what
you're doing, i.e. the charge of an "alma propaganda" machine. You're
doing all the shouting vato, seems to me the propaganda emanates from your
direction. Sin verguenza.
--- In AztlanNet@y..., "Pedro Romero Sedeno"
>I'm not a practicing Catolico, BUT, hear ye, hear ye, weberos y weberas duh Aztlan, comfortably tucked away from the Alma-Lopez-propaganda-campaign here in Santa Fe, NM, we raza here in Santa still have to endure Lopez and the Museum's sophistry of "reconciliation". The defacing of Our Lady of Guadalupe by the Lopez girlie poster, propped by the transparent artspeak of the domi
Subject: Your artworks
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 23:30:41 EDT
I saw several of your wonderful artworks at
the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe last month, and found them
very moving and passionate in their social, political, and economic statements.
I particularly was moved by California Fashion Slavery and all it represented.
The figure being chased by the border patrol was particularly timely since
this was following the deaths of a number of border crossers who were betrayed
by their "coyotes." I am a medical anthropologist at UCSF and though
I work in this country now I have made many trips to Chiapas where I studied
years ago, and have been able to closely follow the welcome changes of the
past years and months. I salute your work and wish you the best in your career.