The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History to Co-host “Transnational Latin American Art: From 1950 to the Present Day,” Nov. 6-8

Oct. 22, 2009

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 & Latin America 1950-1978." Meeting Margins is a three-year research project funded by the United Kingdom Arts & 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 & Theory, University of Essex and the TrAIN Research Centre, and the University of the Arts London.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.

1 Comment to "The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History to Co-host “Transnational Latin American Art: From 1950 to the Present Day,” Nov. 6-8"

1.  Yasodari Sanchez said on Nov. 4, 2009

I'm interested to participate in "Transnational Latin American Art: From 1950 to the Present Day." I would like you to tell me what is the next step to apply and be a part of this event. I work for the Universidad Autònoma de Nuevo Leòn, coordinating the degree in visual arts, here in Monterrey. Can you give me more information about this event and additional information you find necessary to know about it as well? Thank you.

Regards,
Yasodari Sànchez Zavala