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Activism and Collective Practice

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Conference: WORLDVIEWS : Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn

Join us for this live session of the conference which brings together contributions from scholars, curators and artists to discuss how decoloniality acts as a frame of reference in the study of Latin American Art.

Session Abstract: Activism and Collective Practice Political activism in Latin American Art has been canonised as a distinctive feature of the region’s artistic production since the 1960s. However, recent thinkers have criticised the divorce of intellectualised institutional practices from the insurgent social forces that motivate and propel such forms of resistance. This panel will examine how grassroots movements have deployed artistic practice as a form of activism. Women’s rights collectives and activist groups have succeeded in raising awareness of social struggles and have carved spaces of representation for groups that are marginalised or cast as subaltern.

Chair: Keyna Eleison (MAM-Rio) Keynote: Ventura Profana (artist) Speakers: Anneli Marisa Aliaga (Univesrity of Cambridge) Liliana Clavijo (Universidad del Valle), Felipe Hernandez (CLAS, University of Cambridge), Tabita Rezaire (artist), Kira Xonorika (University of Asunción).

For more information and to register for the live sessions, please visit: https://worldviews.online/ To register please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ucFNxvkOT2yavnsg5yJT_g

Please note all contributions to the conference are available to view freely online, apart from keynote addresses and roundtable discussions that will be held live.

Worldviews is convened by Dr Sofia Gotti (The University of Cambridge) and Dr Michael Asbury (UAL). It is supported by the Leverhulme Trust, The Centre for Visual Culture at the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, Nation and University of the Arts London.

This talk is part of the WORLDVIEWS: Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn series.

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