MODA Series

Calle Tomada: The Street in Latin America
Monday, March 4, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Judith Lee Stronach Center

An evening-long symposium, Calle Tomada invites a small group of artists, scholars, and curators to discuss the intersection of the urban landscape, political activism, and cultural production in Latin America. The program comprises presentations from artist and scholar Luis Camnitzer, independent curator Isabela Villanueva, and scholar and independent curator Ana Paula Cohen, as well as a conversation between São Paulo-based art and architecture collective BijaRi and scholar Patricio del Real. The symposium will investigate art's role in galvanizing a "public" in the absence of a public space, in making visible socioeconomic and political precariousness, and in building informal political spaces.

There will be a special viewing of the exhibition Conceptual Geographies: Frames and Documents: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery from 3 to 4 p.m. for those interested in attending prior to the symposium.

Video documentation of the symposium External link

Homeland Security: Borders and the Global Contemporary
Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Judith Lee Stronach Center

Guests Joaquín Barriendos (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University), Tania Bruguera (Immigrant Movement International), and Coco Fusco (Intermedia Initiatives, Parsons The New School for Design) were invited to present their current research and artistic production in regard to the notion of borderlessness within the contemporary art world. These presentations were followed by a round-table discussion moderated by Deborah Cullen (Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery). Specifically, the speakers were asked to address the question of what global contemporary practice might mean from artistic, scholarly, and curatorial standpoints—in a globalized world, where and how do our critical discourses take shape?

Part of an annual discussion series organized by graduate students in the Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA) program, these events were developed by Carmen Falcioni, Carmen Ferreyra, and Cecelia Thornton-Alson.

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