Contemporary Latin American Art

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemp. Latin American Art

Spring 2021

Taught By: Iliana Cepero

Section: A

CRN: 8801

Credits: 4

This course explores the imbrication of aesthetics, politics, and media in Latin American art and culture from the mid 1950s to today. We will begin with the emergence of South America abstract, kinetic and concrete movements to the development of neo-figuration, pop and conceptual art in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. We will analyze the photo iconography of the Cuban and Sandinist Revolutions, the art of resistance during the military juntas in Chile and Argentina, the narco representations in Mexico and Colombia, as well as performance, video art and queer artistic production. We will also study the “architecture of necessity” and hip hop music in contemporary Cuba. Crucial topics such as: political criticism, hybrid cultures, violence, race and border politics, post-colonialism, and postmodern strategies will be discussed. As part of the course, we will visit institutions and art galleries that specialize in Latin American art.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:52am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021