Mariana R. Wardwell, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss her current research projects. With work ranging from approximately 1850 to the present, Indigenismos: Amerindian Inscriptions in the Art of the Americas will introduce to the Latin American Arts council an exhibition and research project that presents an original revision at the concept of indigenismo, often confined to studies of Mexican modernism, by deconstructing indigenismos and examining its plurality, its historical development, and its continued existence in Latin American modern and contemporary art.Indigenism is a complex interweaving of social
history, imaginary constructions, ideological
instrumental usages, and artistic
experimentation and practices. Understood as
complex system of influences and exchanges, the lecture will give an introductory survey to the past, present and future of Indigenism as a key formation of artistic practices in the region.
Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.