This Tuesday at 6 pm, The Visual & Critical Studies Department will present “Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism,” our latest entry in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series for Spring 2014.
Here’s a description of the lecture from the VCS website:
Drawing on research from a forthcoming book chapter on Latin American avant-garde movements of the 1920s, this presentation delves into the distinctive features that differentiate Latin American modernism from its European and U.S. American counterparts. Rather than allowing Europe to set the standard, Latin American artists took an active role in framing their own avant-gardes agendas, focusing on such issues as conceptualizing modernity, achieving artistic autonomy, and promoting social justice. To appreciate the complexity of their practice, it is crucial to recognize Latin American modern art as intensely networked and developing through dialogues between visual artists, writers, and other intellectuals.
Tatiana Flores is Associate Professor of Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies. She is the author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013). A specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, she is also active as an independent curator.
“Tatiana Flores: Theorizing Latin American Avant-Gardism” will take place this Tuesday, April 8th at 6 pm in room 101C at 133 West 21st Street. As usual, the lecture is free and open to the public.