27 a 28 de Novembro | Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The project Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present emerges from the collaboration of three research groups engaged in the development of transnational perspectives in contemporary art history and curating and in the study of relations between artistic production and migratory processes – with a particular focus on Latin America and Southern Europe. More specifically, the organization of this project involves: the group “Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art” associated to the research line Contemporary Art Studies at IHA/FCSH-NOVA, the group “Art in a Global Perspective” at CIEBA / FBAUL and the research project “Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War/ MoDe(s)” (HAR2014-53834-P), at the University of Barcelona.
Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present – inscribed in the program of Lisbon 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture – aims at opening a critical space of debate by engaging art historians, curators and artists of different generations and nationalities to discuss the role of different forms of dislocation – such as artistic migrations, exiles, networking, circulations of ideas and theoretical articulations, artworks and exhibitions – in the shaping of contemporary art in and beyond Latin America. In this sense, the very diverse and heterogeneous set of geographical and cultural areas incorporated by the term “Latin America” are envisioned here as specific and at the same time as territories strongly connected with other locations through a complex network of itineraries, circulations, appropriations and translations. In this network, different historical, political and economic processes – among them, colonization and decolonization – play significant roles. This project seeks to explore the tensions and interrelations between local inscription and connectivity, habitation and circulation, present enunciation and revisiting the past.