Desa Phillipi

  • “Transcontinental”

    Publications on Latin American history, politics and culture as well as exhibitions of Latin American art have contributed to a false image of cultural coherence corresponding to this geographical designation. Latin American literature and art have come to signify “Latinness”—the fantastic, erotic, and epic. The result is that even cultural mélange and hybridity seem to testify to a homogeneous cultural and social experience overriding linguistic, historical, national, ethnic and other differences. The problem of defining a “Latin American identity” centers on questions of who does the defining,

  • Miriam Cahn

    For over a decade, Miriam Cahn’s work has contributed to the creation of a critical and imaginary/expressive space for approaching the unstable and shifting parameters of female subjectivity. A vocabulary of metaphors and symbols was developed as a kind of dictionary to a reality which is both experienced and understood as sexually coded. Cahn’s recent work, shown under the title Verwandtschaften (Family relationships; all works 1990) continues her investigations into women’s relation to language.

    As one enters the gallery, two series of very different images face each other on opposite walls of