“The Poison of Progress” and “From the Bottom Up,” Lecture and Film Screening with Dr. Jonathan Warren (4/17/2015)

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Warren film

 

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Book Presentation by Carlos Germán van der Linde (4/16/2015)

Book Presentation by Carlos Germán van der Linde

April 16, 2015

5:30 p.m. in Hale Science 230

Héctor Abad Faciolince, a Colombian writer and columnist, said, “In sixteenth- and seventeenth- century peninsular literature, the poor man, to survive, became a pícaro (rogue or rascal). During the last decade of twentieth- century Colombian literature, the poor man, to escape poverty, becomes a sicario (hired killer or assassin).” The relationship between these literary characters is called sicaresca. In the current globalized world, sicarios (hired assassins from Colombia and Mexico) have become the protagonists of many novels, reports, movies, and TV series.

¡Pa’ las que sea, parce! invites readers to analyze on the relationship between literature and society, both of which reflect violence as a product of cultural consumption. This perspective makes it possible to understand sicaresca not only as a literary theme but also as a social matter that is intriguing for intellectuals and for the general public.

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“Weaponizing Maps: Counterinsurgency and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas” by Joe Bryan (4/03/2015)

Weaponizing Maps: Counterinsurgency and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Geography Department Colloquia by Dr. Joe Bryan

April 3, 2015—3:30 p.m. in GUGG 205

Abstract: Maps play an indispensable role in indigenous peoples’ efforts to secure land rights in the Americas and beyond. Yet indigenous peoples did not invent participatory mapping techniques on their own; they appropriated them from techniques developed for colonial rule and counterinsurgency campaigns, and refined by anthropologists and geographers. Through a series of historical and contemporary examples from Nicaragua, Canada, and Mexico, this book explores the tension between military applications of participatory mapping and its use for political mobilization and advocacy. The authors analyze the emergence of indigenous territories as spaces defined by a collective way of life—and as a particular kind of battleground.

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“Dogos y Lobos: Eduardo Gutiérrez y la invención del detective porteño” By Juan Pablo Canala (4/02/2015)

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“Cabeza de ratón, cola de león: Anatomía del arte contemporáneo argentino” by M.S. Dansey y Guido Ignatti (4/01)

 

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(Rose Room, McKenna 103, University of Colorado Boulder)

Desde su constitución como nación independiente –¡vaya paradoja!– Argentina construyó su identidad de espalda a las culturas nativas, siguiendo las recetas extranjeras que le irían a garantizar un lugar en la escena internacional. Ubicada al extremo sur del mundo y compuesta casi en un cincuenta por ciento por inmigrantes europeos, su sociedad estuvo desde siempre obsesionada por la Internacionalización. Así, pasó del academicismo francés a la abstracción geométrica, y más tarde al conceptualismo y el pop –cuando la meca dejó de ser París y pasó a ser Nueva York–.

A mediados de los 70, la dictadura militar clausuró toda posibilidad de experimentación artística que resurge virulenta con el destape democrático en 1983. Recién entonces comienzan a surgir distintos pequeños espacios para-institucionales que orientan sus búsquedas hacia una estética doméstica que se vale de prácticas, gestos y materiales de la vida cotidiana para celebrar la pobreza, la libertad y la alegría de vivir. No es extraño que el establishment haya llamado a este movimiento “arte light”.

Hoy, en tiempos de hiperconectividad y alentada por el fenómeno del arte contemporáneo en expansión, la ilusión de la internacionalización vuelve con nuevas fuerzas pero también con nueva consciencia. Cabeza de Ratón, Cola de León es entonces una suerte de quimera sudamericana que sirve para ilustrar el dilema constitutivo de quien busca fundarse en las manifestaciones locales y al mismo tiempo conquistar un espacio propio en la plataforma mundial.

Esta conversación propone pensar los caminos que se atravesaron en Argentina para llegar a la producción de su arte actual. Será una charla informal con preguntas del público, moderada por el Prof. Peter Elmore.

BIO:

M.S. DANSEY
Es periodista y crítico cultural con base en Buenos Aires. Regularmente colabora con distintos diarios y revistas como revista Ñ y diario Clarín, el diario de mayor circulación en Argentina. Además, es cofundador de la revista Sauna donde escribe sobre arte contemporáneo.

GUIDO IGNATTI
La mayoría de las obras de Guido Ignatti son efímeras, instalaciones de sitio específico y de tiempo determinado que exploran la tensión entre el conceptualismo y la materialidad cruda. Desde el 2008 ha exhibido ampliamente en Argentina y ha participado en exhibiciones en Londres y Barcelona. Es co-fundador y co-editor de Sauna – revista de arte, y es coordinador de exhibiciones públicas temporales para el Ministerio de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Vive y trabaja en Buenos Aires.

CON EL APOYO DE:
President’s Fund for the Humanities, the Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Latin American Studies Center, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of English, the Department of Art and Art History, the Humanities Program, and the LGBT Studies Certificate Program

 

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“Critical Pleasures, Critical Risks: A Conversation about Art Criticism Today” (3/31/2015)

Please join us for a lively conversation about the relation of writing and the arts today. An art historian, critic, and artist will consider the pleasures and risks of arts writing – and discuss the place of politics, polemics, gossip, activism, feminism, and sexuality in their critical practices.

McKenna 103, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, March 31, 6PM-7:15PM
Free and open to the public

 

Critical Pleasures, Critical Risks

MARIA ELENA BUSZEK is a scholar, critic, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke, 2006) and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke, 2011). Her current book project, Art of Noise, explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music – and argues that art critics should look to the embodied, deeply personal work of music critics as a model. http://www.mariabuszek.com/

M.S. DANSEY and GUIDO IGNATTI are two of the cofounders and coeditors of Sauna, an online journal whose independent, critical, and irreverent perspective has broadened the spectrum of contemporary art criticism in Argentina.

M.S. DANSEY is an art critic based in Buenos Aires. He is a regular contributor to many newspaper and magazines, including Revista Ñ and Diario Clarín, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Argentina.

GUIDO IGNATTI is an artist. His works are ephemeral, site‐specific and time-based installations that explore the tensions between conceptualism and raw materiality. Since 2008, he has exhibited widely in Argentina, and has participated in exhibitions in London and Barcelona. He is also the coordinator for temporary public art exhibitions for the city of Buenos Aires. He lives and works in Buenos Aires. http://www.guidoignatti.com.ar/

Questions? Contact Patrick Greaney, greaney@colorado.edu

Event sponsors: President’s Fund for the Humanities, the Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Latin American Studies Center, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of English, the Department of Art and Art History, the Humanities Program, and the LGBT Studies Certificate Program

Permanent link to this article: http://lasc.colorado.edu/2015/04/critical-pleasures-critical-risks-a-conversation-about-art-criticism-today-3312015/

“Ero-Ideologies: Writings on Spirituality, Art and Decolonization” by Dr. Laura Pérez (3/11)

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Lecture by Dr. Kimberly Theidon, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence” (2/20/2015)

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Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements Presentation and Dialogue with editors Clifton Ross & Marcy Rein (10/27)

 

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Brazil’s Favelas: Rethinking Models of Urban Sustainability (10/22)

 

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