WhenFebruary 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
WhereFoster Hall, Room 103
Contact InformationCenter for Latin American Studies
DescriptionHarper Montgomery, Hunter College

Drawing on her forthcoming book—The Mobility of Modernism: Art and Criticism in 1920s Latin America—Harper Montgomery will argue that modernism was fostered by the movement of people, texts, and images between Lima, Buenos Aires, Havana, and Mexico City during the 1920s. She will describe how critics and artists used modernism to question concepts of the artist and the artwork, to work through the experience of mobility, to open artistic production to untrained and self-taught artists, artisans, and women, and to foster an appreciation for esoteric abstractions.

For these artists and critics, modernism became an anticolonial stance, raising issues that are still vital today, such as the tensions between the local and the global, the ability of artists to speak for blighted or unincorporated people, and, above all, how advanced art and its champions can enact a politics of opposition.

Light lunch will be served.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Claudia at cgiribaldi@uchicago.edu.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions
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