Cura Continua II | The Mercosul Bienal at the Crossroads of COVID-19

Feb 23, 2021, 5:00 pm6:30 pm



Event Description

Cura Continua: Art, Curating, and Practices of Radical Care II
A series of dialogues co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Department of Art & Archaeology

The word “curate” commonly describes the professional management, selection, and presentation of works of art. But the term’s etymology lies in the Latin curare, meaning to care for, to heal, to cure.  This series of conversations underscores the critical significance of these connotations within contemporary artistic practices in Latin America and its diasporas. To curate, in this sense, is not simply to care for works of art. It is to care for relations between artists, institutions, and histories; to attend to discontinuities in these relations; to weave and sustain networks; to navigate institutional structures in ways that allow for opacity and insurgency alike. Departing from their own practices of radical care within the curatorial field, speakers will address topics including the transformative role of museums and archives; the hemispheric and cross-racial commitments of Latin American and Latinx art; the imperatives of feminist, queer, anti-racist, and decolonial thought; and strategies of forming and imagining artistic community.

Andrea Giunta,
Chief Curator, University of Buenos Aires, CONICET
Dorota Biczel, Associate Curator, University of Houston/School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Fabiana Lopes, Associate Curator, New York University
Igor Simões, Curator of Education, State University of Rio Grande do Sul

Ivan Lopez Munuera, School of Architecture, Princeton University
Isabela Muci Barradas, Art & Archaeology, Princeton University