Contemporary Art in Latin America: Transnational Perspectives
Coord: Giulia Lamoni and Margarida Brito Alves (IHA-FCSH/NOVA)
The Art History Institute (IHA-FCSH/NOVA) is promoting in the first semester of 2016/2017 the course ‘Contemporary Art in Latin America: Transnational Perspectives’, included in the Masters Programme.
This course proposes a critical reading of the history of contemporary art in Latin America from a transnational perspective. In this sense, it explores a series of issues traversing the practice of a number of artists who work in/between countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile – or between Latin America and Europe or the United States – since the mid 1940s. Besides analyzing the development of significant artistic currents such as geometric abstraction in the 1950s or conceptualism in the 1970s – as well as the unfolding of broader thematic lines such as the relations between the visual arts and popular culture -, the course will stimulate the reading and discussion of critical texts by a series of authors including Gerardo Mosquera, Silviano Santiago, Nelly Richard, Mário Pedrosa, Juan Acha, Marta Traba and Walter Mignolo.
The course will be lectured in English. It will start on September 20th and will take place on tuesdays, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
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