MOLAA Symposium 2011

MOLAA Symposium 2011

Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century Session 2

LIMA, PERU - November 2 - 4, 2011

Second Installment 
Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) 
Paseo Colon 125, Parque de la Exposicion, Lima 1, Peru 

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An international group of scholars, curators, museum directors and artists will discuss new approaches to the study and presentation of Latin American art in the 21st century. This symposium focuses on three key areas: the roles of museums in the collection, contextualization and representation of Latin American art; the production of revisionist art histories through innovative research methodologies; new interpretative frameworks and archive-based scholarship and experimental curatorial models for the interpretation and presentation of historic and contemporary art from Latin America. 

This symposium is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach in collaboration with Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), with the support of the Getty Foundation. These sessions in Lima constitute the second phase of this project; the first installment, developed in partnership with the Getty Research Institute with the support of the Getty Foundation, was held in March 2011 at The Getty Center in Los Angeles and MOLAA in Long Beach. The second installment will continue the discussion that began in Los Angeles while taking the debate to a new and more conclusive level. 

There is no registration fee for the symposium. 

For more information or to register for the symposium, contact simposio@mali.pe 


ACCOMODATIONS 

Sheraton Hotel
170 Paseo de la Republica, Lima 1
Ph (51) (1) 315 5000
www.sheraton.com.pe 

The hotel is walking distance from MALI 

The special rate for a single room is $120* and $130* for a double room for symposium attendees. E-mail Lima.Reservations@sheraton.com and Noelia.Perez@sheraton.com and mention the MALI and MOLAA event in your email to get the special rate. 

*This rate includes breakfast and Wi-Fi, it does not include taxes 

 

Haga click aqui para ver el programa en español.

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DAY ONE - Wednesday, November 2, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)
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8:30 a.m.
Check-in; coffee

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome: Juan Carlos Verme; Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)
Deborah Marrow; Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
Stuart Ashman; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach

 

SESSION I

The Role of the Museum: Collecting, Contextualizing and Representing Latin American Art in the 21st Century

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Ivo Mesquita, Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
The Director of the Museum: Between the Institution and the Community
Itala Schmeltz, former Director Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City 

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
Politics: Undoing the Fetish of Essences
Gabriela Rangel, Americas Society, New York

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Art and its Histories: Between the Word and the Wall 
Karen Cordero Reiman, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Introduction, Respondent: María Belén Sáez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Ivo Mesquita. Respondent: María Belén Sáez. Participants: Itala Schmeltz, Gabriela Rangel and Karen Cordero Reiman.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Q&A

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch break

 

SESSION II

Curatorial Models: Emblematic Art Historical Cases

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Video Screening: Luz Maria Bedoya, Línea de Nazca / Nazca Line (2008), 6:40 min, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Pucusana (2010), 3: 38 min.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Introduction, Moderator: James Oles, Wellesley College, Massachusetts 

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Tricksters in the White House 
Deborah Cullen, Museo del Barrio, New York 

3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
The Case of Neoconcretism: Some Curatorial and Art Historical Considerations
Paulo Venancio Filho, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Networks and Parafictions: New Strategies for a Field in Transition
Daniel Quiles, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Coffee break

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Introduction, Respondent: Sol Henaro, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: James Oles. Respondent: Sol Henaro. Participants: Deborah Cullen, Paulo Venancio Filho and Daniel Quiles. 

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Q&A

 

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DAY TWO - Thursday, November 3, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. MALI
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8:30 a.m.
Check-in; coffee

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome: Natalia Majluf, Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

 

SESSION III 

Curatorial Models: Emblematic Contemporary Cases

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, independent curator, Brazil/ Germany

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Demolition/Construction: Strategies to get in and out of Latin America
Rosina Cazali, independent curator, Guatemala 

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
Brazilian Art? Multiplying Historical Perspectives and Cultural References
Luiz Camillo Osorio, curator, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
From Micro to Macro, as it is Above it is not Below: The Effects of 21st Century Socialism, “Alter-modernity” and Considerations on the Autonomous Communities of the Arts “from” Latin America
Rodolfo Kronfle, independent curator, Ecuador

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Introduction, Respondent: Pablo León de la Barra, independent curator, United Kingdom/Mexico

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz. Respondent: Pablo León de la Barra. Participants: Rosina Cazali, Luiz Camillo Osorio and Rodolfo Kronfle.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Q&A

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch break

 

SESSION IV

Art Historical Practice: Rethinking Research Methodologies and Interpretive and Critical Frameworks

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Video Screening: Ricardo Wiesse and Augusto Rebagliati, Diez cantutas en Cieneguilla / Ten Cantutas in Cieneguilla (1995) 10 min. excerpt from a 21:48 min. video.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Víctor Manuel Rodríguez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia 

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Artificial Divides: Rethinking Latin American Modernity’s across the 20th Century
Anna Indych, The City College of New York and The Graduate Center/CUNY, New York

3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
Inventing Latin America in Theory and Practice
Isobel Whitelegg, University of Essex, United Kingdom 

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
The Small Field Complex
Luis Castañeda, Syracuse University, New York

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Coffee break

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Introduction, Respondent: Suely Rolnik, Universidad Católica de Sao Paulo

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Víctor Manuel Rodríguez. Respondent: Suely Rolnik. Participants: Anna Indych, Isobel Whitelegg and Luis Castañeda

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Q&A

 

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DAY THREE - Friday, November 4, 2011 

9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. MALI
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8:30 a.m.
Check-in; coffee

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome: Cecilia Fajardo Hill; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach

 

SESSION V

The Archival Impulse: Accessing Documents in the Museum and the Politics of knowledge

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Andrea Giunta, University of Texas, Austin and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Art, Archives and Institutions in Chile. Notes on their Transit in Democracy
Sebastián Vidal, University of Texas, Austin

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
Activation of Archives: Challenges, Achievements and Effects of their Exhibition in Contemporary Art 
Pilar García, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, UNAM, Mexico City

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Between Us: Geopolitics within Latin America
Carmen Jaramillo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Introduction, Respondent: Laura Malosetti Costa, independent curator, Buenos Aires

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Andrea Giunta. Respondent: Laura Malosetti Costa. Participants: Sebastián Vidal, Pilar García and Carmen Jaramillo.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Q&A

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch break

 

SESSION VI

Concluding Discussion

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Video Screening: Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves, Un afán incómodo / An Uncomfortable Eagerness (2011), a 15 min. excerpt from a 28:26 min. video.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach 

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Natalia Majluf, Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
Cuauhtémoc Medina, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, Mexico City

4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Ana Paula Cohen, independent curator, Brazil 

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Coffee break

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Conversation, Moderator: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill. Participants: Natalia Majluf, Cuauhtémoc Medina and Ana Paula Cohen.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Q&A

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Closing public reception

 

To watch live streaming of this event, or to view archived video documentation, CLICK HERE

 

Second Installment Live stream from November 2 - 4

The symposium will be streamed live at http://bit.ly/MOLAA2 

or

http://bit.ly/MALIenvivo

(use the second link if first link does not work)

Please remember that Peru is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The times listed on our website are based on Peru, the first session starts at 7:15am our time.