Lecture Series at Florida Atlantic University organized by Juana Valdes and moderated by Dr. Mary Ann Goqser-Esquilin

April 19, 2015

lecturerevisitcarribeanIf you are in the area I would like to invite you to attend the following lecture I I have organized. The panelists will present on their current research and answer questions on contemporary topics in the visual arts. Their conversation will focus on contemporary trends that are emerging in the Caribbean and Latin America as artists and art move across countries and nations following the flow and convergence of biennials and art fairs.

Guest Lectures:
María Elena Ortizis Assistant Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami where she curated “At the Crossroads: Critical Film and Video from the Caribbean” (2014).
Elizabeth Cerejido is a Miami-based independent curator whose research interests include modern and contemporary Latin American art and photography
Rosie Gordon-Wallace is Founder, Curator, and Director of Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Since 1996, Gordon-Wallace has initiated and produced transnational creative programs that redefine concepts of “diaspora.”

As the United States begins its dialogue to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba and Time magazine features Cuba on their front cover page, we question how this political shift will impact Caribbean and ultimately Latin American art and artists. For the past twenty years, we have seen the rise of international biennials and art fairs moving art and artists throughout the world and creating a global market for art. The Caribbean and Latin America have not stayed behind: the Sao Palo Biennial in Brazil and the Havana Biennial, which is taking place this summer, have both become well-known international destinations for art collectors. Other Latin American countries have followed suit these past few years: the first Nicaragua Biennial, the Central American Biennial, and The International Biennial of Contemporary Art Foundation of Cartagena de Indias. There are fairs in Buenos Aires, ArteBA; Zona Maco, México Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City; ARTBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá; and Ch.Aco: Chile’s Contemporary Art Fair. All of these fairs and biennials position themselves as quintessential meeting points for the art market in the Caribbean or Latin America.

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

This event is free and open to the public

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