CLACS Alum Christine Weible at El Museo del Barrio

CLACS alum Christine Weible was recently awarded a one-year fellowship at El Museo del Barrio.   El Museo is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. Christine will be working in the education department where she will develop curriculum, organize events, and design and lead gallery tours in bothContinue reading “CLACS Alum Christine Weible at El Museo del Barrio”

Models for sustaining engaged and collective art practices

In the course of my research on engaged art practices, which often operate outside of the traditional institutional frameworks and commercial circuits of contemporary art, I have become increasingly interested in how artists and art groups sustain their work over time, i.e. how they find ways (or don’t) to sustain their production economically, if theyContinue reading “Models for sustaining engaged and collective art practices”

Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition

The promotion of the arts and, particularly, of modern and contemporary art has been in private hands. Historically, two private institutions, founded in the 1950s, have promoted Peruvian (“fine”) art: The Patronato de las Artes that leads the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), and the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC). Many of their membersContinue reading “Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition”

Engaged [Art] in São Paulo

I have been interviewing artists in São Paulo who approach their art making as a form of action research, others whose art tends at times towards social communication and/or activism, and others whose work combines methodologies drawn from radical pedagogy with methodologies and strategies more familiar to visual and performance art. Some of my mostContinue reading “Engaged [Art] in São Paulo”

Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture

Culture had not been an important axis in the Peruvian public administration, neither in the central government nor in the district halls. In the public administration, culture generally has been part of the touristic or educational sector. Only in 2010, it was created the Ministry of Culture. Previously the National Institute of Culture depended onContinue reading “Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture”

Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives

In the last decade, what Mari Carmen Ramirez calls the Frida Kahlo’s Syndrome in the US towards Latin American art is breaking down to give place to other art tendencies and histories about Latin American Art. In this perspective, Exhibitions such as Inverted Utopias (2004) in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and TheContinue reading “Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives”

Two Cases: Toward a New Cultural Representation of Lima City

My main interest is to analyze the promotion and consumption of art in Lima in relation to the growth of the city. I consider that in the last ten years a shift in Lima’s, and Peru’s, cultural representation has been produced. In this scenario the art agents play a specific role in trying to locateContinue reading “Two Cases: Toward a New Cultural Representation of Lima City”

CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim

Peter Lucas has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship which will support The Last Hour of Summer, a feature-length documentary film about Ipanema in the early 1960s, just before the Brazilian military coup. The film focuses on a cache of found photographs in order to explore the various aestethic, cultural, political, and socialContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim”

Teaching Through the Arts

Over the last 4 years, CLACS has developed a strong partnership with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Together we have organized comprehensive K-12 professional development programming which brings together pedagogy training for educators and Latin America and Caribbean-related content for use in New York City classrooms. Specifically, CLACS partners closelyContinue reading “Teaching Through the Arts”

Cuban Artists Discuss Queloides Exhibit at CLACS Artist Roundtable

Queloides is an art exhibition that investigates race and racism in contemporary Cuba. Cuban artists, including musicians, writers, painters, performers, and academics, have been denouncing the persistence of racial discrimination in Cuban socialist society since the early 1990s. Queloides, curated by Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodriguez, brings together artists whose work actively confrontsContinue reading “Cuban Artists Discuss Queloides Exhibit at CLACS Artist Roundtable”