Tyler School of Art Visual Studies Producing Space Lecture Series and Latin America Studies at Temple University are pleased to announce a lecture by Art Historian Carla Macchiavello:
Tuesday, April 15 at 11AM in Room B004 at Tyler School of Art:
“Recuperating Risk: Colombian Artist Elkin Calderón’s Politics of Place”
Though risk has been a notion associated with Colombia due to the country’s prolonged and complicated internal conflicts, recent governments have made efforts to contest and mediate this image, resorting to affective publicity. One of the most successful campaigns was “Colombia, the risk is wanting to stay,” a slogan appropriated by Colombian artist Elkin Calderón in a series of works (a book, a video flyer, an intervention in Biennial) to question its obliterating effects regarding the everyday presence of violence in the country and the art world. This talk explores how an artist’s recuperation of risk in a personal manner can motivate discussion on notions of community and participation beyond images of simple conviviality, while enacting a politics from below.
Carla Macchiavello is an Assistant Professor in Art History at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University. Her work centers on Latin American contemporary art, performance, video, and the relations between art and politics, and has been published in international journals and catalogues. She also works as an independent curator.
Carla Machiavello’s talk is free and open to the public, and made possible in part through the use of GAF funds.