Picturing the Body Politic: The Arts of Latin America

Francisco Zúñiga (Mexican, born Costa Rica, 1912-1998), Desnudo Reclinado (Reclining Nude), 1970

Picturing the Body Politic: The Arts of Latin America

November 8-9

A two-day public program in conjunction with exhibition The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art


Keynote Address / Friday, November 8 / 6pm

Prof. Edward J. Sullivan, New York University


About the Speaker

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Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at the Fine Arts & the Department of Art History, New York University
Passionate Obsessions: Collecting and Exhibiting Modern Latin American Art in the U.S.


Panel / Saturday, November 9 / 1-5pm


Featuring curators, scholars, and artists, this panel explores issues pertaining to the conceptually charged role of the body in modern and contemporary Latinx and Latin American arts. The program provides a context to the topics introduced in The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta and offers visitors a unique opportunity to engage with leaders in the field through a series of presentations, followed by an informal discussion. In addition to exploring Latinx and Latin American art, this program helps establish an initial framework and vocabulary for future programs and exhibitions related to the Norton’s initiative dedicated to Latin American art.


Schedule of Events

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Welcome and introduction to The Body Says, I am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art by Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator

    1pm
  • Part I

    Introduction to Picturing the Body Politic: The Arts of Latin America by Lesley Wolff, Assistant Professor in Art History at Texas Tech University

    Anna Indych-López, Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts at the City College of New York and Professor of Latin American and Latinx Art in the Ph.D. Art History Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
    Marías, Pachucas, Cholas: Judy Baca’s Chicana Tough Girls 

    C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College
    Queer Networks in Latinx and Latin American Art

    1:15-2:30pm
  • Break

    2:30-2:45pm
  • Part II

    Gabriela Germana, Visiting Instructor in Contemporary Art at the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida
    My Body is Not Your Body: Contemporary Peruvian Artists and Discourses on the Body

    María Martínez-Cañas, artist in The Body Says, I am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art Basic Codes of Origin - The Presence of the Body, Gender, and Identity in Martínez-Cañas’ Early Works

    2:45-4pm
  • Panel discussion with all presenters and Dr. Sullivan

    4-4:30pm
  • Q & A

    4:30-4:45pm
  • Program Concludes

    5pm

About the Panelists

Anna Indych-López, 2018-2019 Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts at the City College of New York and Professor of Latin American and Latinx Art in the Ph.D. Art History Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Marías, Pachucas, Cholas: Judy Baca’s Chicana Tough Girls 

C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts where he teaches courses in contemporary art and visual culture, and International Consulting Curator, Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

Queer Networks in Latinx and Latin American Art

Gabriela Germana, independent curator and Visiting Instructor in Contemporary Art at the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida

My Body is Not Your Body: Contemporary Peruvian Women Artists and Discourses on the Body

María Martínez-Cañas, artist represented in The Body Says, I am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art

Basic Codes of Origin - The Presence of the Body, Gender, and Identity in Martínez-Cañas’ Early Works

 

Moderator


Lesley Wolff, Assistant Professor in Art History at Texas Tech University

To Know:
This is multi-day program.
Admission is free, free tickets are available at the Visitor Experience Desk one hour before the the presentation begins on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program will take place in the Stiller Auditorium 
Please Note: Program is subject to change.