CIDRAL Workshop and Lecture: The Ends of Nature: Latin American Modernity and the Crisis of Landscape
|Dates:||2 March 2016|
|Times:||13:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Semester 2 programme for the 2015-16 academic year, themed around Cultures and Temporalities. It is presented in association with the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Workshop: 'American Landscapes: Art, Nature, Performance', 1pm-3pm (Roscoe Building 1.007)
Led by Professor Jens Andermann (Zurich), this workshop will use a series of selected readings to compare several post-WWII engagements in U.S. and Latin American art with the materiality of land and the spatial dimension of sensory and kinetic experience, focusing particularly on trans-American exchanges through experiences of travel and exile. Readings will address Roberto Burle Marx’s gardenesque ‘tropicalization’ of organic abstractionism, the land art of Robert Smithson (including his 1969 journey to Mexico), Hélio Oiticica’s New York restagings of his late 1960s ‘Tropicália’ environment, and the exilic land/body performances of Ana Mendieta and the Chilean C.A.D.A. artist/poet Raúl Zurita. The workshop will close with a reflection on landscape as a mnemonic device under conditions of postdictatorial uprootedness.
The workshop is open to all but numbers are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested should email Dr James Scorer (James.Scorer@manchester.ac.uk)
Lecture: Professor Jens Andermann (Zurich), 5pm-7pm (Roscoe Building 1.007)
'The Ends of Nature: Latin American Modernity and the Crisis of Landscape'
Travel and Contact Information