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Insurgent Imaginaries: Visualizing Rebellion in the Eighteenth-Century Andes
Dr. Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Associate Professor of History of Art, Cornell University
Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 06:00 pm
Zoom ID: 927 8550 2466; Passcode: 064017

This talk explores a diverse array of visual and material culture, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, liturgical objects, and even quipus (mnemonic devices consisting of knotted cords) in the forging of an anticolonial consciousness in the eighteenth-century Andes. Conversely, it also explores artistic patronage and production in the repressive post-rebellion era, looking specifically at the means by which official portraiture, cartography, and religious paintings sought to erase and reconfigure social memory of these upheavals in their aftermath. An attention to visual and material culture sheds light on a multiplicity of responses to rebellion by artists, viewers, and patrons who may not otherwise appear in the documentary record. Through interdisciplinary investigation that brings into conversation select works of art with the vast legal paper trail left behind by the age of rebellions, this talk offers new perspectives on the ways historical actors harnessed the visual world as an agent of political transformation.

The talk would be given via Zoom: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92785502466?pwd=MFdDWm94SEhSdWdhNlhZYTdicCsyUT09 (Passcode: 064017)

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Residues and Relations: Thinking Identity at the Edge of Modernity
Dr. Monica Amor, Associate Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art
Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art

Dr. Amor will lecture on specific chapters of her career-long research on late modern artistic practices by artists from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela as it implies a reflection on historical, local, and material conditions of cultural production beyond the dominant narratives of art history. Dr. Amor teaches modern and contemporary art with a focus on expanded mediums, intermedial practices and interdisciplinarity. Her approach is global, highlighting the role of institutions and exhibitions in the production of cultural representations. Her published research engages postwar abstraction and post-object aesthetics as well as the transatlantic dialogues between Europe and South America.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, which is held simultaneously at the Harn Museum of Art (September 7, 2021–April 24, 2022) and the University Gallery (September 14, 2021–December 3, 2021) of the University of Florida.

Lecture

Black Art Futures
Dr. Cheryl Finley, Associate Professor of Art History, Cornell University (On leave); Director, Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Spelman College
Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art

Black Art Futures examines the state of the contemporary arts ecosystem to propose sustainable pathways for art, innovation and activism. Drawing on a book in progress of the same name, this talk is inspired by the current exhibition, Shadow to Substance, to demonstrate how photography, throughout its history, has played a key role in both documenting and delivering social change.

Lecture

Plural Domains: Art in, of, from Latin America
José Falconi (moderator), Panel Participants: Amalia Pica, Alice Miceli, José Gabriel Fernández
Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 06:00 pm
TBC

“Plural Domains: Art in, of, from Latin America” includes one art history lecture and a panel discussion comprised of internationally recognized artists and a scholar, each with a distinguished career and record of exhibitions, publications and participation in public events. The events take as their point of departure the exhibition Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection, which is curated by Jesús Fuenmayor for University Galleries and the Harn Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view at the Harn from September 7, 2021 to April 24, 2022 and at the University Galleries from September 7, 2021 to December 3, 2021. The panel addresses the interconnections between artistic practices, curatorial research as well as diversity and pluralism in the contemporary art of Latin American.

Lecture

Portraits and Pathologies: Likenesses and Clinical Pictures in Turn of the Nineteenth-Century France
Dr. Mechthild Fend, Professor of History of Art, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 06:00 pm
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art

Focusing on turn of the nineteenth-century France, from the eve of the Revolution to the Napoleonic period, this lecture seeks to explore relations between portraits of people and portraits of diseases. During this period both physical and mental disorders started to be visually recorded in a systematic manner. At the same time, portraiture was a very popular medium and I will argue that definitions and practices of portraiture evolving around the notion of character were crucial for the development of the pathological image meant to capture the “characteristic traits” of a disease.

DateDetailsEvent Type
Thu, Sep 30, 2021
06:00 pm

Insurgent Imaginaries: Visualizing Rebellion in the Eighteenth-Century Andes

Dr. Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Associate Professor of History of Art, Cornell University
Zoom ID: 927 8550 2466; Passcode: 064017
Lecture
Thu, Nov 4, 2021
06:00 pm

Residues and Relations: Thinking Identity at the Edge of Modernity

Dr. Monica Amor, Associate Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
06:00 pm

Black Art Futures

Dr. Cheryl Finley, Associate Professor of Art History, Cornell University (On leave); Director, Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Spelman College
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art
Lecture
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
06:00 pm

Plural Domains: Art in, of, from Latin America

José Falconi (moderator), Panel Participants: Amalia Pica, Alice Miceli, José Gabriel Fernández
TBC
Lecture
Thu, Mar 17, 2022
06:00 pm

Portraits and Pathologies: Likenesses and Clinical Pictures in Turn of the Nineteenth-Century France

Dr. Mechthild Fend, Professor of History of Art, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art
Lecture

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