By: William Nericcio
Surreal, jazzy introductions to Mexican culture.
Before Lady Gaga, there was Nahui Olín.
The Faulkner or Joyce of Mexican-American Texas.
She helped pioneer second-wave feminism.
Lights, camera, action suffuse the cadence of his sentences.
Clockwork micro and macro tragedies awash in self-awareness.
His murals transform, and transform you, as you stroll past them.
Erotically charged mises-en-scène that make us think.
Clean-lined, india ink-borne graphic magic.
Her feats of transubstantiation were mesmerizing.
His is a vision of Eden reimagined by Hieronymus Bosch.
She inspired new critical fusions of poetics and analysis.
He transmuted Barthes-like semiotic insights into comic schtick.
An influential pioneer of Cultural Studies.
Performance art before such a thing existed.