FRIDAY, MAY 20 – 2:00 TO 3.30 PM
The 90s in Argentina
By Laura Batkis
This lecture will offer a panorama of the 1990s in Argentina, reflecting on the interest this period of local art has generated internationally (for instance, in the exhibition “Recovering Beauty: the 1990s in Buenos Aires,” at the Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas, Feb.-May 2011) It will examine the three trends that made a break with the expressionism of the previous decade: a revival of abstract art (Pablo Siquier and Graciela Hasper), neoconceptualism in the work of Jorge Macchi, and, finally, the kitsch and parody side in the work of Marcelo Pombo, Miguel Harte, Feliciano Centurión, Sebastián Gordín, Benito Laren, Alfredo Londaibere, Omar Schirilo, Martín Di Girolamo, Marcos López and Jorge Gumier Maier.
SATURDAY, MAY 21 1:00 TO 2:30 PM
The Conceptual Inheritance in Argentine Photography
By Valeria González
In the late 60s, the self-referential flights and fancies of conceptual photography were virtually absent from the conflict-laden settings of Latin America. Far from attributing failure to photography as social document, the artists attempted to amplify that function, and metaphor also served as a bridge for defying censorship. This heritage can be observed today in the critical potential of Argentine and Latin American photography.
SUNDAY, MAY 22 1:00 TO 2:30 PM
Reflections on Women’s Art in Modernity: The Example of Louise Bourgeois
By Hugo Petruschansky
The talk will focus on presenting and reflecting on artistic production under the banner of feminism in the 60s, subsequent woman’s art, the “bad girls” and gender art in particular.
Taking advantage of the current local show of Louise Bourgeois, we will reflect on her aesthetic and symbolic production.