In this 5 Questions session, professor Natalia Brizuela shares her thoughts on how to approach Latin American modern and contemporary artistic practices. She discusses the importance of untranslatability, incommensurability, and speculation in such an endeavor.
The move to diversify art historical narratives is often accompanied by a search for commonalities. Instead addressing a need to acknowledge radical difference and untranslatability, each presenter in this panel approached the question of the incommensurable, interrogating tensions between a global approach and site-specific study.
Architect and artist Simón Hosie reflects on the changing dynamics of architecture in Colombia today, focusing on qualities such as context, the human element, and sustainability.
Artist and art historian Camilo Leyva considers how the practices of artists in the 1960s opened up many paths for contemporary artists in Colombia today.