In conjunction with the exhibition, Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land
Please join us for Spanish Lesson on How to Speak Chino, a lecture performance conducted by artist Beatrice Glow. There is a plethora of ways to use the word “chino” (Chinese) in colloquial Latin American Spanish. While "chino,-a" often refers to a person with indigenous and or Asian physical characteristics, depending on context it can also reference orange juice, cannabis, curly blondes, children, a gaucho’s wife, fifty cents and even public figures. The lecture delves into the historical realities of Asian migration to Latin America, coolie geography and folk etymology.