¡Qué Lástima! Brings together a group of Latina artists from the Boston area who are working to reframe and reclaim Latina identities and narratives. The show features a wide variety of work in photography, performance, and installation. Ian Deleón, Adriana Sevila, and Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz performed for the opening on May 23rd.
Deleón (whose solo show I wrote about here) poured mud over himself and then wrote “The Natives are Restless” on the gallery wall, while Sevila continued her durational performance of cleaning the floor on her knees for the entire opening. Later Izquierdo Ugaz read a series of poems.
¡Qué Lástima! is a strong and evocative show that holds no punches and speaks up loudly to demand recognition of Latina artist perspectives.