La Universidad Desconocida (The Unknown University)

 
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Luis Camnitzer, Art History Lesson no. 6, 2000. Ten slide projectors with various stands. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.12. Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, July 13–October 1, 2014. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Lectures & Symposia

La Universidad Desconocida (The Unknown University)

Friday, September 19, 2014, 11 am–6:30 pm

“I believe that in the formation of every writer there is an unknown university that guides his or her steps and which, evidently, has no fixed location; it’s a mobile university, but common to everyone.”
—Roberto Bolaño, La Universidad Desconocida (Barcelona: Anagrama, 2007)

Organized by Pablo León De La Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, this daylong symposium is bracketed by two lectures from scholars Walter Mignolo (Duke University) and Suely Rolnik (Catholic University of São Paolo).

The program includes exhibition case studies and conversations with artists, which address critical issues of collecting and curating in the context of studies of anthropology, colonialism, modernism, and political activism. Curator case studies will be moderated by Jens Hoffmann of the Jewish Museum and Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy of Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in New York. Participating exhibition artists include Tania Bruguera and Luis Camnitzer, among others.

The program concludes with a reception and exhibition viewing of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

$8 discounted tickets are supported by UBS. Free student tickets are no longer available; students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $5.

Welcome
Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America

 

Opening Keynote, “Coloniality: The Darker Side of Modernity”
Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Director, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University, Durham

 

Curator Case Studies and Conversation
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, independent curator based in Berlin and La Paz, Bolivia
Gerardo Mosquera, Chief Curator, San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial (2015)
Mari Carmen Ramirez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Jens Hoffmann (co-moderator), Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, Jewish Museum, New York
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (co-moderator), Curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York


Exhibition Artist Conversation
Tania Bruguera, exhibition artist based in New York
Luis Camnitzer, exhibition artist based in New York

Pablo León de la Barra (moderator), Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America

 

Exhibition Artist Conversation
Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, exhibition artists based in Lima
Marilys Downey, widow and former collaborator of exhibition artist Juan Downey

Pablo León de la Barra (moderator), Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America

 

Curator Case Studies and Conversation
Julieta González, Senior Curator, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, and Adjunct Curator, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator, Pérez Art Museum, Miami
Adriano Pedrosa, independent curator based in São Paolo

Jens Hoffmann (co-moderator), Chief Curator, San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial (2015)
Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy (co-moderator), Curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York

 

Closing Keynote, “The Emancipated Body: The Trauma of Repressive Regimes”
Suely Rolnik, professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo

 

The talks will conclude at approximately 6 pm and will be followed by a reception and exhibition viewing of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Program subject to change. Speakers listed in alphabetical order.