Latino Art Now! 2019
Sight Lines & Time Frames
April 4-6, 2019
Deadline: October 1, 2018
The national conference on Latino Art is a program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and is hosted by the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center.
The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to this year’s theme: Sight Lines & Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.
Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border state, and one of the busiest points of exchange between Latin America and the US, Houston is uniquely situated to host LAN! 2019. More than twenty Houston area museums, galleries, universities, and cultural centers will host exhibitions and events alongside the three-day conference. For more information and regular updates visit our website.
All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:
·New directions in Latino/a art: LatinX, Afro-Latinidad, Queer Latinidad
·Puerto Rico post-María and the broader Caribbean
·Feminisms: past, present, and future
·Anti-gentrification art and practice
·Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses
·Museums and Latino art
·Latino art before 1960
·Publishing and pedagogy
·Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now
·Latino art situated in art history
Non-traditional formats are also welcome.
Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or through descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of October 1, 2018.