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This symposium examines artistic exchange between Latin America and the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Papers consider how artists and artworks have crossed the border separating the U.S. and Latin America (defined as Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean), creating new artistic dialogues and influencing each other's work in meaningful ways.

The histories of U.S. and Latin American art have long been viewed as largely independent of each other. Transnational narratives have instead privileged exchange with Europe. But today there is a growing desire to dissolve the rigid borders that separate the history of art of the United States from that of Latin America.

This symposium couches artistic encounters between north and south within their historical moment and political conditions, and examines the role of individuals, institutions, and exhibitions in the exchange and promotion of art and ideas. Speakers consider various modes of artistic engagement including the two-way exchange of ideas and techniques, artistic collaboration, appropriation, and counteraction.

Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America is the third of five Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context, which are supported by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.

Image:Danza de Carnaval (detail), 1974, Freddy Rodríguez, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 32 in. (243.8 x 81.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, © 1974, Freddy Rodríguez, 2011.10.1.

Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America Smithsonian American Art Museum

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This symposium examines artistic exchange between Latin America and the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Papers consider how artists and artworks have crossed the border separating the U.S. and Latin America (defined as Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean), creating new artistic dialogues and influencing each other's work in meaningful ways.

The histories of U.S. and Latin American art have long been viewed as largely independent of each other. Transnational narratives have instead privileged exchange with Europe. But today there is a growing desire to dissolve the rigid borders that separate the history of art of the United States from that of Latin America.

This symposium couches artistic encounters between north and south within their historical moment and political conditions, and examines the role of individuals, institutions, and exhibitions in the exchange and promotion of art and ideas. Speakers consider various modes of artistic engagement including the two-way exchange of ideas and techniques, artistic collaboration, appropriation, and counteraction.

Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America is the third of five Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context, which are supported by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.

Image:Danza de Carnaval (detail), 1974, Freddy Rodríguez, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 32 in. (243.8 x 81.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, © 1974, Freddy Rodríguez, 2011.10.1.

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    Session 1: New Approaches: Latin/American Art and its Intersections

    Session 1: New Approaches: Latin/American Art and its Intersections

    Session 1: New Approaches: Latin/American Art and its Intersections. Speaker 1: Katherine Manthorne, professor of modern art of the Americas, City University of New York Graduate Center "Ambas Américas/Two Americas: A Proposal for Studying the Nineteenth Century". Speaker 2: Deborah Cullen, director of curatorial programs, El Museo del Barrio "Contact Zones: Places, Spaces, and Other Test Cases"E. Speaker 3: Carmen Ramos, curator for Latino art, Smithsonian American Art Museum "Inside and Out: The Latino Presence in American Art".

    • 1h 29 min
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    Session 2: National Identities and International Relations

    Session 2: National Identities and International Relations

    Session 2: National Identities and International Relations.
    Speaker 1: Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and Max Mishler, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, New York University"Conflicted Affinities: Francisco Oller and William McKinley".
    Speaker 2: Kirsten Einfeldt, program coordinator, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
    Speaker 3: "The Transformed Landscape: Nineteenth-Century U.S. Photography and Landscape Painting and their Impact on the Forging of National Identity in Mexico".
    Speaker 4: María Gaztambide, director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas Documents Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston"Exporting the New Deal to the Tropics? The Legacy of Roosevelt-era Art Programs in Puerto Rico". Itala Schmelz, former director, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. "Luis Márquez in the World of Tomorrow: Mexican Identity and the 1939–40 New York World's Fair".

    • 1h 49 min
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    Session 3: The Artist/Traveler

    Session 3: The Artist/Traveler

    Session 3: The Artist/Traveler.
    Speaker 1: Mary Kate O'Hare, associate curator of American art, Newark Museum."Unity in Art: Alejandro Otero and Ellsworth Kelly in Dialogue".
    Speaker 2: Laura Roulet, independent curator."Ana Mendieta as Cultural Connector with Cuba".
    Speaker 3: Sarah Montross, Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. "Atlas and Archive: Juan Downey's Video Trans Americas".
    Speaker 4: Karen Mary Davalos, chair & associate professor of Chicana/o studies, Loyola Marymount University. "Border Crossings: Chicana and Chicano Artists in Mexico".

    • 1h 41 min
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    Session 4: Contact Zones: Workshops and Art Schools

    Session 4: Contact Zones: Workshops and Art Schools

    Session 4: Contact Zones: Workshops and Art Schools.
    Speaker 1: Alison McClean, fellow, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin."Good Neighbors: The Taller de Gráfica Popular in the U.S.A., 1936–45".
    Speaker 2: Michael Wellen, assistant curator of Latin American and Latino art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Pan-American Promise of Modern Art: José Gómez Sicre and Caracas's El Taller Libre de Arte".
    Speaker 3: Dorota Biczel and Emilio Tarazona, independent curators."Chicago Effect: Teresa Burga before and after the School of the Art Institute".

    • 1h 10 min
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    Session 5: Transnational Encounters in the American Metropolis

    Session 5: Transnational Encounters in the American Metropolis

    Session 5: Transnational Encounters in the American Metropolis.
    Speaker 1: Valerie Fraser, professor of art history, University of Essex."Stanley William Hayter and Chilean Printmakers: New York, Paris, Santiago, 1940–55".
    Speaker 2: Ana Franco, Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University."The New York/Bogotá Nexus: Geometric Abstraction in Colombian Art of the 1950s and 1960s".
    Speaker 3: Abigail McEwen, assistant professor of art history, University of Maryland, College Park."Havana-New York: Los Once and Abstract Expressionism in Cuba, 1953–63".
    Speaker 4: Luis Camnitzer, artist. "The Diaspora Muse".
    Closing Discussion moderated by Chon Noriega, director, Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

    • 1h 38 min

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