HERE AND ELSEWHERE. LATIN AMERICAN ART AND IT’S BORDERS

$120.00

Instructor: Patricio Orellana

Students Level of Spanish: Advanced

Days: Mondays 7:30-9:00 PM EST, 4:30-6:00 PM PST

Availability: 6 in stock

Course content:

The expansion of the art world and market, with the increasing numbers of biennials and fairs since at least the 1990s, has meant unprecedented modes of international circulation for art from the Global South. But far from increasing equality and accessibility, this contemporary condition has implied greater exclusions. Our course will focus on artistic practices that have disputed the unequal cartographies of contemporary art. How has the displacement of artistic images been used to reflect on experiences of displacement, exile, and diaspora that fall out of the categories reserved to art of the peripheries? What can the role of language, and more particularly translation, be in questioning the demarcation of borders by the institutions of contemporary art? We will discuss the use of land and public spaces in artistic practices that deal with the lasting effects of migration and political violence (from Ana Mendieta to Catalina Parra to Laura Aguilar); exhibitions dealing with coloniality in the contemporary art world (Potosí Project); interdisciplinary projects that combine research, technologies and exhibition practices to denounce violence at the borders (Undocumented Migration Project; Electronic Disturbance Theater’s Transborder Immigrant Tool); literary practices of translation as a way of overcoming and questioning definitions of the border (as in Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli and Argentine artist Dani Zelko). Other artists that we will discuss include Marta Minujín, Juan Downey, José Rodríguez Soltero, Catalina Parra, Raúl Zurita, Ana Mendieta, Doris Salcedo, Tania Candiani, Lola Arias, Teddy Williams, amongst others.

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HERE AND ELSEWHERE. LATIN AMERICAN ART AND IT’S BORDERS
$120.00

Availability: 6 in stock

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