ARTH 6155 - Topics in Latin American Art
(crosslisted) LATA 6155 , VISST 6155
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Co-meets with ARTH 4155 /LATA 4155 /VISST 4155 .
This seminar will investigate question such, such as: How does the inclusion of technologically engaged practices in the history of Latin American art challenge our understanding of this art? Are there regional specificities to the use and understanding of media technologies? Are modern technologies relevant to the representation of national identities? Has the dissemination of digital technologies contributed to preserve cultural memory? To what extent do technologically engaged practices contribute to indigenous social movements and aesthetics? To what extent do contemporary media artists invoke the indigenous and colonial past in their work? Is Latin American digital art indifferent to social realities? Are existing theories of globalization and comparative modernities adequate to understand this work? Can artists’ engagements with technology stimulate the development of new historical and critical discourses about Latin American art? Diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches will be included and welcomed.
Topic for spring 2018: Latin American Modernisms and Technology
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