Through, from, to Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present

 

International Conference

Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)

27 and 28 November 2017

 

The project Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present emerges from the collaboration of three research groups engaged in the development of transnational perspectives in contemporary art history and curating and in the study of relations between artistic production and migratory processes – with a particular focus on Latin America and Southern Europe. More specifically, the organization of this project involves: the group “Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art” associated to the research line Contemporary Art Studies at IHA/FCSH-UNL, the group “Art in a Global Perspective” at CIEBA / FBAUL and the research project “Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War/ MoDe(s)” (HAR2014-53834-P), at the University of Barcelona.

Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present – inscribed in the program of Lisbon 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture – aims at opening a critical space of debate by engaging art historians, curators and artists of different generations and nationalities to discuss the role of different forms of dislocation – such as artistic migrations, exiles, networking, circulations of ideas and theoretical articulations, artworks and exhibitions – in the shaping of contemporary art in and beyond Latin America. In this sense, the very diverse and heterogeneous set of geographical and cultural areas incorporated by the term “Latin America” are envisioned here as specific and at the same time as territories strongly connected with other locations through a complex network of itineraries, circulations, appropriations and translations. In this network, different historical, political and economic processes – among them, colonization and decolonization – play significant roles. This project seeks to explore the tensions and interrelations between local inscription and connectivity, habitation and circulation, present enunciation and revisiting the past.

Two different actions articulate the project Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present: an international conference and a set of workshops in the field of curating, artistic practice and art history. In fact, it aims to offer different possibilities and forms of engagement to the participants.

Program 

27 November28 November

0.00-9.30 > Registration for presenters

9.40-10.00 > Welcome and Presentation

António Pinto Ribeiro (Comissário Geral da programação – “Passado e Presente, Lisboa capital ibero-americana de cultura”, 2017), Giulia Lamoni & Margarida Brito Alves (IHA/FCSH), Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro (CIEBA/FBAUL), Paula Barreiro-López (projecto “Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War/ MoDe(s)” HAR2014-53834-P, Universidade de Barcelona)

10.00-11.00 > KEYNOTE: MARIA THEREZA ALVES, artist

11.00-11.15 > coffee break

11.15-13.00 > PANEL 1: COLONIAL AND ANTI-COLONIAL TRANSITS, chaired by Paula Barreiro-López (MoDe(s)) and Paula Ribeiro Lobo, (IHA/FCSH) (EN-ESP-PT)

Abigail Lapin Dardashti, D. Candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Museum Research Consortium Fellow, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “How Brazil Became Black: Afro-Brazilian Art at the First World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, 1966” 

Carlos Garrido Castellano, PhD, FCT Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas and the Instituto de História de Arte of the Universidade de Lisboa, Agencia, colonialidad, tiempo. Leyendo los debates sobre socially-engaged art a través del pensamiento “estadounidense” de C.L.R. James”

Diogo Rodrigues de Barros, D. Candidate in Art History at the University of Montréal, A história colonial no corpo do artista: os autorretratos heterotópicos de Paulo Nazareth”

13.00-15.00 > lunch

15.00-16.30 > PANEL 2: POLITICS OF CIRCULATION DURING THE COLD WAR, chaired by Fabiola Martínez, (MoDe(s)) (ESP)

Pablo Santa Olalla, D. Candidate in Art History, University of Barcelona, AGI/ MoDe(s), Las becas cruzadas de Regina Silveira y Julio Plaza: Encuentros artísticos, cooperación cultural, dictaduras y Guerra Fría en el espacio sud-atlántico del conceptualismo”

Valeria Alcino, Lecturer in the Arts at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Interconexiones a través de la obra de Edgardo Antonio Vigo. Comunicación y redes de artistas como estrategia de resistencia política en el marco internacional de la Guerra Fría  

Maira Mora, D. Candidate in Aesthetics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Las Pinturas aeropostales de Eugenio Dittborn: por una poética/política de la movilidad”

16.30-16.45 > coffee break

16.45-18.15 > PARALLEL SESSIONS (Room  Multiusos 3 and Room Multiusos 2)

PANEL 3: ARTISTIC MOBILITY FROM THE 1950s TO the 1970s, chaired by Giulia Lamoni (IHA-FCSH) (EN-PT)

Room  Multiusos 3

Laura Bohnenblust, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Art History, University of Bern, “Arte flotante. Strategies of mobility in the art of Argentina between 1950 and 1970” 

Marilia Andres Ribeiro, PhD, Professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, curator and art critic, Intercâmbios artísticos entre o Brasil, a Europa e as Américas nos anos 1960/70

Catherine Spencer, PhD, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of St Andrews, “Between the Network and the System: Interrogating Connectivity in Transnational Performance Art”

PANEL 4: ENVISIONING CONNECTIVITY, chaired by Claúdia Madeira (IHA/FCSH) and Filomena Serra (IHA/FCSH) (EN-PT)

Room Multiusos 2

Lara Demori, PhD, Goethe-Institut fellow at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, The exhibition Do corpo à terra: in between Guerrilla art and Arte Povera

Manuel Ángel Macía, PhD, Interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner, Latin American Hub (Goldsmiths), “Cosmic Coca: Pharmacolonial Connections, Infrastructures of Sense”

Rodrigo Borges Coelho, PhD Candidate, artist and professor at Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, “Bárbaro, Salvagem e Moderno”

18.15-19.15 > KEYNOTE: ISABEL PLANTE, PhD, Researcher of the National Conseil of Scientific and Technical Reserches (CONICET) at the Institut for High Social Studies, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (IDAES-UNSAM), Argentina

20.30 > Dinner

10.00-11.00 > KEYNOTE: CRISTIANA TEJO, PhD, Independent curator

11.00-11.15 > coffee break

11.15-13.15 > PANEL 5: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CURATING AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION, chaired by Sandra Vieira Jurgens (IHA/FCSH) and Margarida Brito Alves (IHA/FCSH) (EN-PT)

Daniela Labra, PhD, Independent curator and art critic “Frestas Trienal de Sorocaba – Entre pós-Verdades e Acontecimentos: um estudo de caso sobre redes, circulações e trânsitos artísticos fora dos grandes centros”

Ana Bilbao, PhD, Editor of Afterall Journal and researcher at the Afterall Research Centre in Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London “Curating the local in the Global South: The Emergence and Proliferation of Small Visual Arts Organisations (SVAOs) in Latin America”

Marta Mestre, Independent curator, art critic “POTÊNCIA E ADVERSIDADE/ POTENCY AND ADVERSITY – arte da América Latina nas coleções em Portugal/art from Latin America in collections in Portugal”

Raphael Daibert, Researcher and cultural producer “Lanchonete.org”

13.15-15.00 > lunch

15.00-16.00 > KEYNOTE: CARLA MACCHIAVELLO, PhD, Assistant Professor in Art History at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, New York “Caught in a Mesh: Weaving Forms of Resistance and Collaboration”

16.00-16.15 > coffee break

16.15-18.15 > PARALLEL SESSIONS (Room  Multiusos 3 and Room Multiusos 2)

PANEL 6: DIALOGUES IN AESTHETICS AND ART CRITICISM, chaired by Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro (IHA-FCSH) and Fabiola Martínez, (MoDe(s)) (ESP-PT)

Room  Multiusos 3

Jaime Vindel, PhD, Post-doctoral Researcher Ayudas Juan de la Cierva- Incorporación 2015 (MICINN) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid “Estética marxista y crítica de la ley del valor entre Cuba y España (o de la censura del Ché Guevara por el Partido Comunista de España)”.

Natalia Quinderé, PhD Candidate in Art History and Art Criticism at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPGAV/UFRJ) Pedrosa, um bicho-da-seda no museu de arte moderna”

José Oliveira, PhD, Fellow at Dinamia´CET (ISCTE-IUL) and Researcher at IHA-FCSH “Argentina, Brasil e Portugal: A Importância do Encontro em Zagreb (1973)”

José Luiz de la Nuez, Professor at Facultad de Humanidades, Comunicación y Documentación de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid El fenómeno de la globalización y su incidencia en la crítica artística latinoamericana”

PANEL 7: TRANSNATIONAL / TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ARTS, chaired by Jorge Tomás Garcia (IHA-FCSH) and Márcia Oliveira (CEHUM) (EN-ESP-PT)

Room Multiusos 2

Pauline Bachmann, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Universität Zürich The Adventures of Materia(l): Ibero-American experimental Poetry in transregional Perspective”

Marcela Perrone, PhD Candidate in History and Theory of the Arts (FFYL-UBA) “Desde América latina: cuestiones identitarias a partir de las composiciones y de los ensayos de cuatro compositores argentinos durante los años 70”

Thais Gonçalves, PhD Candidate in Dance Studies at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana Universidade de Lisboa (FMH/UL) “Sensorialidades antropofágicas na criação em dança de Juliana Moraes”

Guilherme Paoliello, PhD, Professor of Music at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto “Palavras partilhadas : emancipação estética na poesia visual portuguesa e brasileira” 

18.15-19.15 > KEYNOTE: CUAUHTÉMOC MEDINA, Phd, Chief Curator at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (to be confirmed)

19.15-19.45 > Closing remarks

See the Call for Papers

Visit the conference website: http://americalatinaconferenciainternacional2017.weebly.com

Organization:

Margarida Brito Alves, Giulia Lamoni: Research group  “Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art”, line “Estudios del Arte Contemporáneo” at the Instituto de História da Arte/FCSH-UNL.
Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro: Research group “Arte numa perspectiva global” del CIEBA / FBAUL
Paula Barreiro López: Project “Modernidades descentralizadas: arte, política y contracultura en el eje transatlántico durante la Guerra Fría/MoDe(s) (HAR2014-53834-P)”, Universidad de Barcelona.

Image: Anna Maria Maiolino (detail)