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Feb
22
2024

After It’s All Said: Reading Art as Confrontation

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: Free of Cost

Contact: Silvia Toledo   (847) 467-0891

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Co-Sponsor: Council for Race and Ethnic Studies

Category: Academic, Fine Arts, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity

Description:

We are thrilled to announce our first 2024 LLSP Lecture Series, where we’ll be hosting a dynamic conversation with Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva, a Samuel Rudin Professor in the Humanities at the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and Co-Director of the Critical Racial & Anti-Colonial Study Co-Lab at New York University.

In this talk Dr. Ferreira Da Silva will comment on the contemporary art scene under the guidance of (the work of) contemporary Brazilian artists who explicitly comment on the workings of the colonial, racial, cisheteropatriarchal matrix. Taking their critic of colonial, racial, and cisheteropatriachal subjugation as a guide for our thinking about the present, we’ll experiment with an approach to the aesthetic that departs from the usual descriptive (atheoretical descriptions of the work and/or practice) and/or comprehensive (conceptually informed analysis of the work and/or practice; instead, we’ll discuss the artworks and artistic practices. By attending primarily to the work themselves – to their form, materials as well as any written, sonic, or visual statements – the artists’ articulation of their intention as well as any commentary they make on the contemporary art scene or the work of other artists will also be taken into account.

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