Call for Papers CAA 2019

Colleagues, We welcome anyone interested to submit their papers to this session at CAA 2019. Thank you.

College Art Association Conference, New York, February 13-16, 2019

Global Missions and Artistic Exchange in the Early Modern World

  • Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University
  • Katherine McAllen, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Clara Bargellini, Discussant. Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City

Synopsis: The movement of missionaries in the Early Modern world played a key role in the circulation of art objects between (and within) the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe. While this session welcomes papers that document the spread of European art within a missionary context, we are also interested in the mission as a spiritual, architectural, and geographical space that allowed for the local interpretation, importation, and production of objects. Missions themselves sometimes became distribution centers in a global world. How did the interaction between European and non-European populations give rise to complex artistic relationships within the mission enterprise, and how can we understand missionary art and architecture both within a colonial and global history of art? Proposals that offer compelling case studies or emphasize unexplored geographies and circuits of exchange are encouraged, as are papers that theorize the study of art-and-mission and engage with the historiography and recent scholarship on the subject. While we especially welcome work on the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, papers exploring the visual culture of Dutch, French, and British missions will also be considered.

Deadline to submit paper proposals: August 6, 2018 http://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/cfp

Please submit to session chairs: cristina.gonzalez@okstate.edu, katherine.mcallen@utrgv.edu, and clara.bargellini@gmail.com

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

Competition for the 2019 ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

The Association of Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Eighteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York in February 2019. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Books may have one or more authors

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range (Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Michael Schreffler, and Claudia Calirman).

Publishers, authors, and others must contact Cynthia Kristan-Graham by October 1, 2018, to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cynthia Kristan-Graham, 589 Deer Run Rd., Auburn, AL 36832 or c.kristan.graham1@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Search for 3 Year Lecturer faculty position UTRGV open now

Dear Colleagues,

Please circulate to any ABD art history students or newly minted PhD colleagues that UTRGV has opened a late search for a 3 Year Lecturer position in Art History which closes June 8th (interviews begin May 28th).

Here is the advertisement for the Three Year Appointment in Art History in the School of Art, posted on our HR website (https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/17999)

We will be interviewing candidates on May 28th for this search, so please inform interested individuals to submit the application by this earlier date if possible. The search closes on June 8th, but we are leaving to teach study abroad in Peru so one round of interviews will begin May 28th. We will also conduct a second round closer to June 8th.
Thank you and I send my best to all,
Katherine McAllen
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

Call for Submissions 2018

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

A new journal to be published by University of California Press

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (LALVC) is a new quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the University California Press, scheduled for publication in January 2019. The editorial staff is now reviewing submissions.

 

Focused on Latin American and Latinx visual culture of all time periods — ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary – LALVC publishes on Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States, as well as on communities in diaspora. LALVC considers all aspects of visual expression, including, but not limited to, art history, material culture, architecture, film and media, museum studies, pop culture, fashion, public art and activism. We welcome a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Additionally, the journal seeks to inspire and advance dialogue and debate concerning pedagogical, methodological, and historiographical issues.

We welcome scholarly research articles (10,000 to 12,000 words) written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, as well as in American indigenous languages. Contact the editors if you are interested in proposing a guest-edited DIALOGUES section or writing a review of a book or exhibition.

To submit your work for review, or for any inquiries, please contact the editorial staff at LALVCsubmissions@ucpress.edu. Please review the journal’s author guidelines prior to submission.

Deadline for submissions to be considered for the first issue is June 1, 2018.

2018 Arvey Book Award

Congratulations to the winner of the ALAA 2018 Arvey Book Award: 

Harper Montgomery, The Mobility of Modernism: Art and Criticism in 1920s Latin America. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017)

 

 

 

Honorable mentions:

 

Andrea Giunta and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,eds. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. (Prestel, 2017)

 

 

 

 

Ilona Katzew, eds. Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici. (Prestel, 2017)

List of LA/LA Exhibitions Still on View during the CAA Conference

Many thanks to Gillian Sneed for compiling this list!

For anyone going to L.A. for CAA, I’ve compiled a list of the PST: LA/LA exhibitions that will still be up during CAA week (organized by neighborhood). Some of them are far away, but a lot of them are downtown, not too far from the conference location. Enjoy!

DOWNTOWN

¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Address: 501 North Main Street 
Los Angeles, CA
September 23, 2017 – March 19, 2018

Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art
Chinese American Museum
Address: 425 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA
September 15, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in LA
Los Angeles Central Library
Address: 630 W. Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA
September 16, 2017 – August 31, 2018

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo
Japanese American National Museum
Address: 100 N. Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA
September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future
Self Help Graphics & Art
Address: 1300 E. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA
September 17, 2017 – February 24, 2018

SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN (USC)

Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
California African American Museum
Address: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA
September 15, 2017 – February 25, 2018

LACMA

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Address: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
September 17, 2017 – April 01, 2018

Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Address: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
November 19, 2017 – March 18, 2018

CENTURY CITY / WESTWOOD

Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Address: 308 Charles E Young Drive N Los Angeles, CA
September 24, 2017 – April 15, 2018

Cuba Is
Annenberg Space for Photography
Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA
September 09, 2017 – March 04, 2018

SKIRBALL CENTER (NORTH OF GETTY)

Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in L.A.
Skirball Cultural Center
Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
October 06, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico
Skirball Cultural Center
Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
September 14, 2017 – February 25, 2018

PASADENA

Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Address: 46 N. Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA
December 08, 2017 – June 10, 2018

LONG BEACH

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)]
Address: 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
September 16, 2017 – March 04, 2018

SAN DIEGO

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection
San Diego Museum of Art
Address: 1450 El Prado San Diego, CA
October 21, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography
Museum of Photographic Arts
Address: 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA
November 04, 2017 – April 15, 2018

PALM SPRINGS AREA

Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Address: 37977 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA
September 14, 2017 – May 30, 2018

TOUR OF JUDY BACA’S MURAL

Public Art Dialogue (PAD), a CAA-affiliated organization dedicated to public art, is organizing a bus tour of Judy Baca’s project The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Baca will be receiving our annual award and will be present for the tour. We still have some spots open on the bus. The tour takes place 11am to 2pm on Thursday February 22. The event is free for PAD members and $20 for non-members. Fees go towards bus rental and boxed lunch refreshments for the event.

Email Annie Dellaria at dellarab@miamioh.edu to RSVP and I will send you payment instructions. Information about PAD can be found here: http://publicartdialogue.org/join

 

CAA Sessions of Potential Interest for Members

Featured below are several sessions that may be of interest to our membership. If you know of any individual papers to include in the list below, please send me an email! (elaughlin@arts.ufl.edu)

Best wishes for a fabulous conference!

Wednesday, 2/21/18

10:30am

“LA/LX: Queer and Latinx in Los Angeles” (Queer Caucus for Art QCA) Room 403B

4:00pm

“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA — Case Studies in Teaching from Exhibitions” Room 403B

Thursday, 2/22/18

8:30am

“Borders and Breakthroughs: The Afterlife of PST LA/LA, Part I” Room 403B

10:30am

“Borders and Breakthroughs: The Afterlife of PST LA/LA, Part II” Room 403B

12:30pm-1:30pm

Association for Latin American Art Business Meeting (ALAA) Room 402B

2:00pm

“Imperial Islands: Vision and Experience in the American Empire after 1898 “ Room 506

“Intercontinental: Indigenous Artists of the Americas on the Contemporary Art Stage” Room 409B

4:00pm

“Permanence/Impermanence: Materiality in the Precolumbian World” Room 409B

6:00pm

“Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles” (Art Historians of Southern California AHSC)Room 403B

Friday, 2/23/18

12:30pm

American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies Meeting (ASHAHS) Room 405

US Latinx Art Forum Meeting (USLAF) Room 406A

4:00pm

“Place and Agency in Ancient American Murals and Monuments, Part I” Room 402B

6:00pm

“Place and Agency in Ancient American Murals and Monuments, Part II” Room 402B

Saturday, 2/24/18

8:30am

“Politics and Power in the Americas: Transhistorical Perspectives” Room 405

2:00pm

“Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Sessions in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith” (American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies ASHAHS) Room 405

4:00pm

“Chican@ Art History: Interdisciplinary Foundations and New Directions” (US Latinx Art Forum USLAF) Room 404B

Sunday, 2/25/18

1:00pm

Mesoamerica in Midcentury California: Revivals and Reinvention, in conjunction with the exhibition “Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985”Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brown Auditorium 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

ALAA PST Tour Schedule

November 16-19, 2017

Thursday, November 16
Arrival to Los Angeles (see list of hotels near LACMA and the Getty)

Friday, November 17

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
9:45 Meet at LACMA staff entrance on Wilshire
10-12:00 Exhibition Tours:
Painted in Mexico: Pinxit Mexici, 1700-1790 (Resnick Pavillion)
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985 (Resnick Pavillion)

12-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:30 Exhibition Tours:
A Universal History of Infamy (BCAM, Level 2)
Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz (BCAM, Level 2)

3:00-5:00 Free Time:
Visit other galleries at LACMA
Visit Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd. (The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possiblity)
Visit Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd (The High Art of Riding Low)

5:00-6:30 Keynote Lecture, Chon Noriega (UCLA), Brown Auditorium, LACMA 6:30-9:00 Reception, Japanese Pavillion

Saturday, November 18

J. Paul Getty Museum
9:15 Arrival via South Gate, park Top of Hill, check in with security on L2 Visitor Services will direct participants to the Private Dining Room 9:30-10:00 Coffee and Snacks in PDR

10:00-11:00 Exhibition Tours:
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (Museum, Exhibition Pavillion)
Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (Museum, West Pavillion, Plaza Level)
The Metropolis in Latin America: 1830-1930 (Getty Research Institute, Plaza Level)

Charlene Villaseñor Black Elisa Mandell

11:00-12:00 Exhibition Tours:
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas Americas (Museum, Exhibition Pavillion)
Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (Museum, West Pavillion, Plaza Level)
The Metropolis in Latin America: 1830-1930 (Getty Research Institute, Plaza Level)

12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:30 Exhibition Tours:

Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (Museum, West Pavillion, Plaza Level)
Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity (Museum, West Pavillion, L2 Terrace Level)

The Metropolis in Latin America: 1830-1930 (Getty Research Institute, Plaza Level)

2:30 Free Time:
Visit other galleries at the Getty
Visit Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (Ken Gonzales-Day – Surface Tension: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA; Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico)
Visit The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985)

Optional Evening Meet Ups (on your own): Recommended: Olvera Street or Little Tokyo

Sunday, November 19

Departures

List of Hotels
Near LACMA:
Wilshire Crest Hotel
6301 Orange St., Los Angeles, CA 90048 Tel. (323) 936-5131
.4 mil from LACMA

Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
6001 W 3rd St., Los Angeles CA 90036 .7 miles from LACMA

Beverly Laurel Motor Hotel

8018 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 .9 miles from LACMA

The Orlando Hotel
8384 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Tel. (323) 658-6600

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Tel. (323) 937-3930

Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 Tel. (323) 852-6000

Near the Getty:
Hilgard House, 927 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 4.3 miles fromo the Getty

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049 1.3 miles from the Getty

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 2.4 miles from the Getty

Dining Guide to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA: Latin American Restaurants (a short list)

Linda Nochlin (1931-2017)

The ALAA board would like to acknowledge the passing of Linda Nochlin, an art historian who did not focus directly on Latin American art, but whose work on women artists changed the field in ways that allowed new stories centered on issues of gender and race to be told. We honor the foundation she laid and mourn the loss of her inspiration and her humor.

For a New York Times article on Nochlin’s life and contributions to the field, click here.