CFP: Tragic(al) Realism: Contemporary afterlives of Magical (sur)Realism

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CFP:
Tragic(al) Realism: Contemporary afterlives of Magical (sur)Realism
College Art Association (CAA)
104th Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
3-6 February 2016
Deadline: 8 May 2015

Short call: This session investigates how the spectres of surrealism and Magical Realism haunt the production, circulation, and interpretation of contemporary art and visual culture from Latin America. Almost twenty years ago, Gerardo Mosquera’s “Beyond the Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America” rejected the prevalent understanding of art and culture from Latin America as exotic, magical realist, fantastic and surreal. The edited volume critiqued these tropes as reductive and reflective of Western expectations of how art from Latin America should look like, which role should play in its immediate context, and the terms for its transnational circulation. However, after almost two decades of relative absence, in the last five years there has been a return of these two highly contested methodological frameworks. We invite papers that re-consider the continuities and ruptures between surrealism and Magical Realism in Latin America, while exploring how, and if, they inform contemporary artistic practices from the region.
Long call: Please click here.
Please send a preliminary abstract (1-2 double spaced, typed pages), a Letter of Interest, and current CV to: Dr Andrés David Montenegro Rosero, University College London: a.rosero@ucl.ac.uk amontene1@mac.com
Deadline: 8 May 2015

 

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