Critical Writing Index

Performance Artist on the border

by Betsy Pisik

The Washington Times, Apr. 11, 1991, p. 23

Guillermo Gomez-Pena performs his piece "1990" at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington D.C.

For "1990" he performs on a bare stage dressed up in different costumes and uses various props.

His work explores the idea of America as a nation of hybrids and border-crossers. His work also deals with the themes of Latino culture and Latin America as a scapegoat for problems in the United States.

ITEM 1991.066 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

"1990"Guillermo Gomez-Pena