Department of Art and Art History Calendar

CLAVIS Hosts 2012 Research Forum


The Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) hosts the 2012 International Research Forum, “Synchronicity, Contacts, and Divergences in Latin American and U.S. Latino Art, 19th Century to the Present”

Histories do not have to be narrated according to fixed points in space and time–political regimes, decades, styles–but rather as processes of creative dialogues, both simultaneous and divergent, real and imagined. Latin American and U.S. Latino art should be viewed within a framework of parallelisms and flows where contacts and relationships, encounters and dis-encounters, understandings and misunderstandings inform artistic production and its discourse. Critically comparative methods can be fruitful in understanding artistic production at different moments and disparate locations. This Forum seeks to present multiple, if sometimes dissonant, voices in a concert of exchange.

Questioning national and international narratives, we will host, through rigorous and specific case studies, modes of historiography that break down causality and homogeneity in favor of comparative perspectives.

The 2012 Forum will include 54 presentations. The Forum is co-sponsored by CLAVIS, Center for Latin American Visual Studies, University of Texas at Austin; RASC/a “Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture,” Southern Methodist University; the Graduate Program at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (IDAES-UNSAM); the Graduate Program in Visual Arts (PPGAV) at the Escola de Comunicação e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo (ECA-USP); and the Graduate Art History Program at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Thursday, October 25
ACES, Avaya Auditorium

Friday, October 26
9am – 5:30pm
UNB, Rooms 4.206 and 4.224

Saturday, October 27
10:30am – 7pm
UNB, Rooms 3.116 and 3.128