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Tue, May 10


Online Course

Contemporary Art in Latin America. May 2022

A brief history of Art in Latin America in the 20th Century Part II. Course in English. 6 sessions including reading material, Q&A and group discussion.

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Contemporary Art in Latin America.  May 2022
Contemporary Art in Latin America.  May 2022

Time & Location

May 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 14, 2022, 7:00 PM

Online Course

About the event

This course explores the multiple directions Latin American art has taken from the mid-1960s until today. As stated by Andrea Giunta, these directions have created a new model in which "Latin American art is no longer inscribed as peripheral but as simultaneous with international Neo-Avant-Gardes." During these six weeks, we will analyse the gestures and processes that the artists from this region explored and transformed, the problems they faced and the new proposals they introduced. Throughout this course, there will be a particular emphasis on the sociocultural contexts from which the different artistic discourses were built and produced. We will challenge ideas that the art produced by these artists is both contextual and global, local and international and western and non-western. We will explore key concepts such as political and historical criticism, post-colonialism, race and gender politics, AI and new media.

Each lesson will include a one-hour lecture, one-hour Q&A discussion, and will be accompanied by a suggested reading list. 

  • Class 1: Consolidating Cultural  Infrastructure. Sao Paulo and Habana Biennales
  • Class 2: Performative practices: why women artists employed performance to express resistance.
  • Class 3: Building a new model:  Neo-Avant Gardes from the mid-1960s
  • Class 4: Reconsidering History: the Latin American perspective on postcolonial studies, new expressionism and postmodernism.
  • Class 5: Towards internationalisation: the impact of globalisation in Latin American art.
  • Class 6: AI & new media: new practices in Latin American art.

This online course (via Zoom) and will last 6 weeks, with weekly, 1:30 to 2-hour sessions. If you missed the first session you will receive the recording upon registration.


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