Arnheim Lecture: Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta – University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

Date(s) - 05/07/2021
19:00 - 21:00


Arnheim Lecture

Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta – University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

Feminisms and Activisms in Contemporary Latin American ArtArchivo Nosotras Proponemos, We Propose Archive (Argentina)

Since the late sixties, when the second wave of feminism was inscribed, Latin American artists worked on the relationships between art and feminism. At the same time, there was an activism carried out by women as an activity of resistance to the various censures imposed by dictatorial repressive regimes during the seventies and the eighties. These forms assumed diverse languages, from embroidery to painting to installation and performance. The occupation of urban space was one of its recurring features. White feminism, predominant in these initial formations, was gradually and radically enunciated by black female artists, and by lgbtiq + identities. Since 2015, when massive demonstrations of #niunamenos reached the streets, in a movement denouncing violence against women, feminist activism reinscribed agendas that were linked to the fight for the legalization of abortion, to actions against feminicides, to the review of the stereotypes of gender, race, and class. Artistic feminism became involved with decolonial perspectives, eroding social stereotypes, questioning the devastating relations of the human towards nature and the patriarchal structures of the State. The women artists acted alone, or in transnational collectives and networks.

This lecture focuses on artistic feminist practices that reformulated the notions of nation, gender, and activism. Authors like Jota Mombaça, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Rita Segato, Monica Mayer, Giuseppe Campuzano or Nelly Richard provide perspectives to analyze issues of representation, gender, resistance, and activism. Cases of historical and recent practices from Chile, México, Perú, Brazil, and Argentina will be considered.

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Prof. Dr. Peter-Klaus Schuster
Vorstand Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Müller
Geschäftsführende Direktorin
Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (HU)

Vortrag (auf Englisch)
Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta


Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta

Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta, Foto: Rob VerfAndrea Giunta is Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she got her PhD, and is Principal Researcher of the CONICET, Argentina. She is the author of several books such as Against the Canon. Contemporary Art in a World Without Center (Siglo XXI, 2020), Feminismo y arte latinoamericano. Historias de artistas que emanciparon el cuerpo (Siglo XXI, 2018), When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (ArteBA 2014), and Avant-Garde, Internationalism and Politics. Argentine Art After the Sixties (Duke University Press, 2007). Founder director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2013) where she hold the Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism. Visiting Professor at Duke University, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, she was awarded with the Guggenheim, Getty, Rockefeller, Harrington fellowships, as Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2017. She was co-curator of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (Hammer Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, 2017-2018). Since 2020 she developed several projects responding to the pandemic Covid-19 context as head curator of the Bienal 12, Mercosur, Feminine(s). Visualities, Actions, Affects, (Porto Alegre, 2020), the exhibition Rethinking Everything (Rolf Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2020 and The Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, 2021), and When the World Changes. Questions on Art and Feminism (Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, 2021).


Die Rudolf Arnheim Gastprofessur

Die Rudolf-Arnheim-Gastprofessur geht auf den Filmkritiker und Filmhistoriker Rudolf Arnheim zurück, der die Theorie des „denkenden Sehens“ und Gestaltens entwickelte. Eine hochrangige interdisziplinäre Jury beruft jährlich einen ausländischen Gastdozenten an die Humboldt-Universität. Gefördert wird diese Professur durch den Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst, die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz und die Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Im Sommersemester 2021 hat Andrea Giunta ihre Professur digital zugebracht und wir werden das Format entsprechend pandemischer Vorgaben ebenfalls ins Digitale verlegen.