Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American art in the 21st Century

Reproducimos información del simposio ‘Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American art in the 21st Century’, organizado por el MOLAA y el Getty Research Institute. En el simposio participan algunos integrantes de la RCSur en una mesa titulada ‘The Archival Impulse’: Miguel López y Cristina Freire como ponentes, y Joaquín Barriendos como discussant. Completan la mesa Andrea Giunta (organizadora del panel y moderadora) y Mari Carmen Ramírez (ponente).

Se copia la información de ese panel en específico. El programa entero se puede ver aquí. (La imagen de la obra que anuncia el evento es de Horacio Zavala).
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Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century

MOLAA/Getty – March 11-13, 2011

Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century is a two part symposium that will take place in Southern California and in Lima, Peru. The panel of speakers will be comprised of an international group of scholars, curators, museum directors and artists who will discuss new approaches to studying and presenting Latin American art in the 21st century. The first session, from March 11 – 13, 2011 will be held at MOLAA and at The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the second session, from November 2 – 4, 2011 will be held at the Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru. Both sessions will address the same topics but will introduce different speakers.

Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century
Conceived by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach. Coordinated by Idurre Alonso for MOLAA
Advisory Committee: Andrea Giunta, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Natalia Majluf and Gerardo Mosquera
Getty Research Institute: Donna Conwell, Cathy Davis, and Rebecca Zamora

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SESSION IV
The Archival Impulse: Accessing Documents in the Museum and the Politics of Knowledge

The collection of archives has become a trend during the last few years; museums purchase and exhibit them with the promise that documents will be completely accessible. This session will explore how censorship and dictatorship have threatened the formation and conservation of archives, as well as the archive’s role in the promotion of critical thinking. This new ‘archival moment’ bears witness to a situation that is both worrying and stimulating.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Video Screening: ICAA Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art, 2011, 9:33 mins
Produced by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Mouth Watering Media

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Andrea Giunta, University of Texas at Austin

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Politics and the Production of Knowledge in the Museum Context: The ICAA’s Documents of Latin American and Latino Art Project
Mari Carmen Ramírez, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2:50 – 3:10 p.m.
40 Degrees: “Democratizing Fevers.” Promises and Mirages from the Archives of the South
Miguel López, Red Conceptualismos del Sur, Lima

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.
The Archive as a Battlefield
Cristina Freire, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad de São Paulo

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Introduction, Respondent: Joaquín Barriendos, Universidad de Barcelona

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Andrea Giunta. Respondent: Joaquín Barriendos. Participants: Mari Carmen Ramírez, Miguel López and Cristina Freire.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
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