SPAN 6635A

Latin American Contemp Art

Latin American Contemporary Art
* This course is taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina. *

The aim of this course is to introduce students to Latin American Contemporary Art and its relations with historical, political, and aesthetic contexts in our region. We will reflect upon fundamental issues of all art: the affective, conceptual, and ironic role of artists in creation; the relationship with the market, the presence in biennials, the pursue of formal procedures, and the problematization of artistic languages. The course will provide tools of visual and critical analysis in order to think the complex status of the image within Latin American production. We will study a variety of artists: Nicola Constantino, Graciela Sacco (Argentina), Ligya Clark, Vic Muniz, Cildo Meireles and Adriana Varejao (Brazil), Alfredo Jaar (Chile), Los Carpinteros and KCHO (Cuba), Doris Salcedo and Beatriz González (Colombia), Teresa Margolles, Francis Allys and Elena Climent (Mexico), among others. (1 unit)
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Buenes Aires 6 Week Session

SPAN6635AA-L15 Lecture