HESCAH Symposium

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:00

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Symposium: Beyond Biography: Artistic Practice and Personhood in Colonial Latin America
What was the nature of artistic work in colonial Latin America? This symposium gathers leading scholars to think about artistic subjectivity without focusing on names or “life’s work.” We will consider artistic personhood and practice within social structures, in relation to medium, and as determined by gender, age, and race. We strive for a greater understanding of colonial Latin American art itself, as well as of the human agency that brought it into being.