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LACS | The White Cube and the Handmade at the São Paulo Biennial: Presenting Peruvian Artes Populares as Contemporary Art

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-132, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0

Contact: Margaret Sagan  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


LACS welcomes Dr. Harper Montgomery of Hunter College, Art and Art History.  Related to her current research on the ascent of artesanía within contemporary art exhibitions during the 1970s and 80s in Latin America, Montgomery’s talk chronicles a lively debate generated by the Peruvian government’s decision to send artes populares to the region’s premiere international art venue—the São Paulo Biennial. Rivalry between cosmopolitan and local identities and Latin Americans’ defiance of developmentalism are some of the themes this episode brings into historical focus.

Lunch will be served at the event.  The event will be in person, but also available online.  To attend online, please register at .

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