Event: "Transnational Latin American Art: From 1950 to the Present Day" is the first forum of its kind to promote contacts and collaborative work between graduate students and emerging scholars in the field of contemporary Latin American art. The forum is a collaboration between the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art at The University of Texas at Austin and Meeting Margins at the University of Essex and the University of the Arts London. Addressing artistic production from 1950 to the present day, the forum concerns intra-Latin American exchanges as well as encounters among Latin America, Europe and the United States. It will explore contacts between individual artists and critics, movements, groups, institutions and wider geo-political and cultural contexts that have supported and provoked them. It will also explore the particular forms of art and the reception transnational exchanges have generated. This event is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: ACES Building 2.302, Avaya Auditorium
Web site: Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art
Background: Professor Andrea Giunta and Associate Professor Roberto Tejada, who joined the Department of Art and Art History in 2008, established the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art. Focusing on Latin American and U.S. Latino art, the seminar is an open-ended research space dedicated to the creative production of knowledge. Participation includes graduate students, artists, art historians and critics from The University of Texas at Austin and Latin America. Giunta spearheaded collaboration with "Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Europe and Latin America 1950-1978." Meeting Margins is a three-year research project funded by the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council. It proposes a new approach to the study of Latin America, one that questions the role traditionally ascribed to New York as the dominant force in modern art in the post-war years, and focuses on artistic exchanges between Europe and Latin America as well as intra-Latin American exchanges. It is a collaboration among the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex and the TrAIN Research Centre, and the University of the Arts London.