Artists Panel: Re-Imaging Global Intersections

07.04.2016 / 3:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Preston Bradley Hall. Chicago Cultural Center.
78E Washington Street. Chicago, United States.


Moderator: María de los Angeles Torres, IUPLR Executive Director, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tania Bruguera, Installation and Performance Artist, New Haven

Felipe Ehrenberg, Visual Artist, Mexico City

María Gaspar, Visual Artist, Chicago

Pablo Helguera, Multidisciplinary Artist, New York

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Visual Artist, Chicago

Antonio Martorell, Visual Artist, San Juan

Conference Theme

The Latino Art Now! Nuestra América: Re-imaging Global Intersections Conference in Chicago will continue to examine US-based Latino art production, including new perspectives on the transnational and global contexts of many Latino artists.

Renewed visibility for artists in a wave of major exhibitions at national museums and galleries, the expansion of curatorial and academic infrastructure, and new publication and research initiatives tend to signal wider and expanding opportunities. Can we at the present moment map Latino art activity within a larger transnational, hemispheric, and global context and discourse? The 2016 LAN! Conference will explore the following topics:

Artivisms/Social Practice Art

The City as Site and Source

Outside the White Cube: Digital Interventions

Queer Geographies of Latino Art

Intersections: Latino/Latin American

Comparative Art Histories

Curatorial Negotiations: Authority and Display

Recalibrating Framework and Canon

Art from Emergent Latino Groups

Public/Private Collecting and Collections

Global Networks and Intersections

Latino Futurisms

Recovering Early Artists and Legacies

Reassessing Design and Architecture

Latino Art Market

Art as an Economic Stimulus

Defying Categories