Fall 2023 Spanish UN3888 section 001

Women Without Measure: Approaches to Mod

Modern & Contmp Latin Ame

Call Number 13151
Day & Time
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
206 Casa Hispánica
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jeronimo Duarte Riascos
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course explores some of the main visual trends, movements, and concerns that were discussed and performed in Latin America during the 20th and 21st Centuries. The class is structured around clusters of visual and literary production that have women artists at their core. We will devote each module to an in-depth study of one female artist and the ripple effects that her work and ideas produced in their spheres of influence—from visuality to politics. We will consider questions like: How did women artists inhabit the artistic space as one of emancipation and critique? How did Latin American artists incorporate and transform the artistic influences coming from Western Europe and North America? How did artistic practices influence and reflect local and regional contexts? How do these women engage with conceptualism and how does this engagement affect their work? Some of the artist we will review are: Tarsila do Amaral (Brazil, 1886 – 1973); Frida Kahlo (Mexico, 1907-1954); Lygia Clark (Brazil, 1920 -1988); Gego (Venezuela, 1912-1994); Beatriz González (Colombia, 1938); Marta Minujín (Argentina, 1943); and Diamela Eltit (1949). The course will incorporate talks by museum practitioners that have dealt with exhibiting and presenting the work of these women in non-Latin American contexts. Students are expected to visit local museum and engage directly with the objects of study of the class.

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 13 students (15 max) as of 9:07PM Friday, September 22, 2023
Subject Spanish
Number UN3888
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SPAN3888W001