Conference: College Art Association, New York, NY - Feb. 13-16, 2013
Session: Questioning Feminism in Latin America’s Art Histories
Send 2 page abstract to: Aleca Leblanc, firstname.lastname@example.org and Harper Montgomery, email@example.com.
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Even though female artists, patrons, and scholars have held prominent roles in Latin American cultural circles during every temporal period, from ancient to the present-day, a discussion of gender only occasionally enters the historical narrative. This session questions what feminism and femininity look like in Latin America’s art histories. Considering ancient to contemporary periods, papers may address such questions as: How have discourses of the feminine diverged from or merged with nationalist narratives on art and culture and what role, if any, did a feminist consciousness play? Can considering gender in the production and reception of ancient or colonial works reflect historical contexts, or does it only impose contemporary agendas? How do Art History’s implicit gender biases affect the ways in which Latin America is constructed today? We seek proposals that take innovative theoretical approaches through focused case studies, comparative studies, and historiographic investigations.
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