CfP: Latin America Art and Social Resistance in the Global/Glocal Perspective. Online, 8-10 December 2021

Call for Papers: Latin America Art and Social Resistance in the Global/Glocal Perspective. Online, 8-10 December 2021

2021 AAANZ Conference, University of Sydney

The theme of this session is art and social resistance in Latin America and Caribbean in the era of post colonialism and global/glocal perspective. The panel will therefore look at Latin America and Caribbean contemporary artists whose work blends art, politics, democracy, resistance and identity. Artists in different contexts, and particularly in Latin America and Caribbean countries, have increasingly positioned themselves to usher in political and social change, in areas ranging from climate change and dictatorship to human rights. The current political crises, the coronavirus 19 pandemic crisis and its consequences for the Latin America economy and democracy, as well as the social struggles that lead to large influxes of Latin America migrants into the United States, Europa and Australia and massive flow of immigration from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti has inspired many artists.

The panel will discuss crucial themes such as social and cultural identity, minority identities, ancestrality, religiosity and tradition. It will also highlight initiatives by artists who have demonstrated how art can break down barriers and be more inclusive in terms of reframing minorities.

Organizers invite contributions on the following topics: art and activism, indigenous art, feminism art and black community. The panel aim is to socialize emerging themes in the field of art history in dialogue with the various areas of knowledge and highlight its rich diversity and foster intercultural dialogue. This panel will discuss the importance of maintaining the Latin American historical memory and raise questions about preserving the history of the Latino identity.

Panel convenor: Tatiane de Oliveira Elias

How to apply:

To apply to speak at the conference, you must submit a Paper Proposal Form to the Panel Convenor of the panel you wish to speak on. (The conference organisers are not accepting or processing applications.)

All Paper Proposal Forms must be submitted to the Panel Convenors by 30 July 2021. Submit paper proposals to tatianeeliasufsm@gmail.com with the following details:

Your name and institutional affiliation.
Your email address and phone number
The title of your paper
Proposed paper abstract (max. 200 words)
Professional biography (max. 100 words)

More information about the conference can be found here.

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