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
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, email@example.com
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