The Latin American Speakers Series presents: Andrea Giunta

Sur Gallery presents Andrea Giunta

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7 PM (ET)
Via Zoom
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After Radical Women: Challenges to Dismantle the Colonial Artistic Canon

In 2018, the last presentation of the exhibition Radical Women. Latin American Art, 1960-1985 closed at the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo. The exhibition opened a new vision of Latin American art and provided an account of its shortcomings concluding that the canon of Latin American art had not only excluded women, but also Afro-descendant and Indigenous artists. The year of the pandemic produced an institutional and curatorial shift that has had an impact on biennials, museum collections and the art market. How has this come about? To what extent is it the result of active institutional actions or does it respond to the need to renew curatorial and artistic markets? Has the presence of women artists, artists of non-binary identities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous, managed to transform the canon of Latin American art? Problematizing and revising the limitations of the art world has become a central task in the curatorial and historiographical projects for Andrea Giunta and she will reflect and discuss her approach and preoccupations since the notable co-curated exhibition Radical Women.

Aline Motta, (Outros) Fundamentos #03, 2017-2019.

About the Speaker

Andrea Giunta is a writer, curator, Senior Researcher at CONICET (Argentina), and Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Curator of León Ferrari’s retrospective exhibition (Buenos Aires, CCR, 2004; Pinacoteca de São Paulo, 2006); co-curator of Verboamérica (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano [MALBA], Buenos Aires, 2016); and Radical Women. Latin American Art, 1960–1985 (Hammer Museum, LA; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Pinacoteca de São Paulo, 2017–18). In 2020, she was Chief Curator of Bienal 12 Mercosul, Feminine(s). Visualities, Actions y Affects (Porto Alegre, Brasil). Her recent books include Feminismo y arte latinoamericano (Siglo XXI, 2018), Contra el canon (Siglo XXI, 2020), Rethinking Everything (delpire&co, 2021), The Political Body. Stories on Art, Feminism, and Emancipation in Latin America Art (UCPress, 2023).

About the Latin American Speakers Series

The Latin American Speakers Series aims to contextualize contemporary art within Canada as well as enrich our understanding of the art from both the continent and the diaspora through lectures, audio-visual presentations, group critiques with local artists, workshops, and online interviews.

The Latin American Speakers Series is presented by LACAP/Sur Gallery and is curated by Tamara Toledo.

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LACAP/Sur Gallery
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LACAP and Sur Gallery gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37 as well as its sponsors SeeThrough Web, Hoffworks Productions, and Ready2Post.

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