Meeting Margins – Transnational Art in Europe & Latin America 1950-1978. A new approach to the study of art from Latin America that questions the role traditionally ascribed to New York as the dominant force in modern art in the post-war years.
Focusing on artistic encounters between Europe and Latin America, as well as on intra-Latin American exchanges. It will explore contacts between individual artists and critics, the movements, groups and institutions and wider geopolitical and cultural contexts that supported and provoked them, and the forms of artistic practice that these transnational exchanges generated.
The project includes an international graduate research forum at the University of Texas at Austin (2009) and a public conference in the UK (2010). Research from the project will be published as a volume of essays, with contributions from Europe, Latin America and the USA, edited by Michael Asbury (TrAIN) Valerie Fraser (Essex) and Isobel Whitelegg (TrAIN).
Sunday 05 Dec, 2010,
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 04 Dec, 2010,
10:00 to 18:00
University of Essex
I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL).
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