CFP Jul 15, 2013

Curating Latinamericanismo (AAH, London, 10-12 Apr 14)

AAH, London, Apr 11, 2014
Deadline: Nov 11, 2013

Heather Diack, University of Miami

40th Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Royal College of
Art, London

Curating Latinamericanismo: Recent Engagements with Latin American Art

Session Convenors: Dr. Nathan Timpano and Dr. Heather Diack

This session seeks to consider recent histories of curating Latin
American art within museums, private collections, and biennials, in
order to address the complexities of curating in collecting,
contextualizing and representing Latin American Art in the 21st
century. Modern and contemporary art from Latin America has gained an
enormous amount of international attention in the past two decades.
With this growing visibility the interpretive and critical frameworks
used for dissemination, engagement and dialogue pose a series of
intricate challenges. We are particularly interested in papers that
explore curatorial practices and exhibiting institutions focusing on
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, which negotiate difference
and specificity within both the site of creation and the site of
display. Case studies may include research into the demands created by
placing work within an international context, as well as the status of
historical methodologies, and the integral role of memory in various
artworks. Other avenues of inquiry may take account of how experience
is conveyed to various viewers, particularly when a work of art aims
to produce new spaces of subjectivity as a reaction to specific
military regimes and economic policies. How are issues of national
identity and memory negotiated in these contexts? Our hope is that
this session will open up additional questions regarding the
globalization of art and art discourse.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are to be sent to Dr. Nathan
Timpano (Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami)
Dr. Heather Diack
(Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami) at

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