The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) announced that it has acquired seven photographs by pioneering American photographer Laura Aguilar.
The works are drawn from three of Aguilar’s major series, including Clothed/Unclothed, Stillness, and Motion .
Aguilar’s practice engaged with and challenged societal constructs relating to beau ty, gender, sexuality, race, and class.
She often leveraged her own experiences as queer, large – bodied, and Chicana to examine questions of identity and the ways it affects how we navigate and live in the world.
Although she was immersed in the East Los Angeles Chicano art scene throughout the 1980s and 1990s and created an expansive body of work, Aguilar’s significant contributions to the trajectory of art and its role in wider conversations about social issues only came into national awareness in recent years and requires further scholarly study and critical attention.
The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
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