Short Paper Assignment #1 500-700 Words

Short Paper Assignment #1 500-700 Words In 1992 and 1993, the artists Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña performed the work known as Couple in a Cage: Two Amerindians Visit the West [this image is a still from a video of a 1993 performance]. In this work of art, which was first performed in the honor of the quincentenary anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the Americas, the artists presented themselves as members of a previously undiscovered (fictional) tribe, natives to the fictitious island of Guatinaui, somehow untouched by colonization. The artists displayed themselves in a gilded cage;  people could pay to take pictures of themselves in front of the cage, to see the natives” perform a ritual dance (to rap music), or to hear stories in Guatinaui language, which was actually gibberish. As caged Guatinauis,” Fusco and Gómez-Peña performed various rituals of authentic” daily life such as writing on a laptop computer, watching TV, sewing voodoo dolls, and lifting weights. They wore grass skirts, plastic beads, and leather wristbands, as well as a wrestler’s mask and head dresses. Dark sunglasses, cowboy boots, and Converse sneakers completed their costumes.This work, which later toured five countries and was performed in nine different locations, was meant to be a satire and critique of Western, colonial narratives of discovery and progress (several of the performances occurred in spaces where non-white peoples had once been on display, including the Field Museum in Chicago, However, the artists soon realized that many of their viewers believed the fiction, and thought the artists were real savages.” Some audience members would mock and harass the caged Guatinauis,” while other attendees sought assistance in freeing the couple. Reflect on this work of art, beginning with description of its form (you can use additional resources that you find online) and its circulation. How does this work connect to the theme of this week’s course, “Ways of Seeing”? How does the performance of Native identity connect to themes of power and the impact of environments on our visual apprehension? How does an artwork about the historic display of marginalized, non-white bodies in museum settings tie into this week’s discussion?  Free features N Outline $5 FREE N Revisions $30 FREE N Title Page $5 FREE N Bibliography $15 FREE N Formatting $10 FREE PLACE AN ORDER NOW Why Choose Us? N Satisfied and returning customers N A wide range of services N 6-hour delivery available N Money-back guarantee N 100% privacy guaranteed N Only custom-written papers N Free amendments upon request N Free extras by request N Constant access to your paper’s writer N A professional team of experienced paper writers N 10+ years of experience in the custom writing market MANAGE ORDERS We accept PLACE AN ORDER NOW