Conferences, Cosponsored Event

Objects Talk: Transformations in Iberian American Art | Los objetos hablan: transformaciones en el arte iberoamericano

Date/Time
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:00 am PDT – 5:30 pm PDT

Location
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Bilingual Scholar’s Day | Coloquio bilingüe

conference organized by Ilona Katzew (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Charlene Villaseñor-Black (University of California, Los Angeles), Susan Deans-Smith (University of Texas, Austin)

This conference will be held in person at the Clark Library and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel. To attend the conference in person, you must register by submitting the booking form below. No registration is needed to watch the livestream.

In conjunction with LACMA’s exhibition Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800, UCLA’s Center for 17th– & 18th–Century Studies, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and LACMA are co-organizing a major international scholar’s day. The event will enable scholars to present new research in this rapidly growing and vibrant field. Echoing the overall premise of the exhibition, presenters will take a close or “slow look” at individual artworks and the stories they tell from an artistic, historic, and material perspective. The presentations will also address various frameworks for viewing this material as part of an evolving artistic canon, as well as the valorization and commercial effects of this rapidly growing field of research and collecting.


Con motivo de la exposición del LACMA Archivo del mundo: arte e imaginación en Hispanoamérica, 1500-1800, el Center for 17th– & 18th–Century Studies y la William Andrews Clark Memorial Library de UCLA, junto con el LACMA, coorganizan un importante coloquio académico internacional. El evento brindará la oportunidad a varios especialistas de presentar sus nuevas investigaciones sobre esta área de estudio cada vez más relevante. Haciéndose eco del concepto general de la exposición, los participantes ofrecerán una “mirada lenta” o detenida de objetos individuales y analizarán las historias que emanan desde un punto de vista artístico, histórico y material. Las presentaciones también abordarán varios marcos conceptuales para analizar este material como parte de un canon artístico en vías de transformación, así como la valoración y efectos comerciales que está teniendo este campo de investigación y coleccionismo cada vez más destacado.

Speakers

Pablo F. Amador Marrero, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Cornell University
Rebecca Earle, Warwick University
Erika Escutia, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City
Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, Muhlenberg College
Cécile Fromont, Yale University
Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, The Wallace Collection
Aaron M. Hyman, Johns Hopkins University
Samuel Luterbacher, Occidental College
Carlos Rodríguez Morales, Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Arcángel, Tenerife
Gabriela Siracusano, CONICET-Centro Materia, Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires
Susan Webster, College of William and Mary


All attendees must adhere to the UCLA COVID-19 Protocol for Organized Events. This protocol will be in effect until further notice and adjusted as needed to respond to evolving public health conditions.

Face masks: It is strongly recommended that all attendees at indoor campus events wear a highly protective mask (i.e. surgical, N95, KN95, or KP94).

Requirements for event entry: All  attendees must present  proof  of  COVID-19  vaccination  or proof  of  negative  COVID-19 test per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.


Image: Unidentified artist, Folding Screen with Indian Wedding, Mitote, and Flying Pole (Biombo con desposorio indígena, mitote y palo volador) (detail), Mexico, c. 1660–90, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund, photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA


Program

Saturday, October 1, 2022

9–9:30 a.m.
Coffee

9:30–10 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

10–11:30 a.m.
Session 1
Opening the Canon: The Invisibility of Objects and Their Histories

Imagining an Otherwise Art History of Colonial Latin America: Surrogation and Other Interventions
Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Cornell University

There Is No Brazil without Angola: Painting the Portuguese Atlantic in the Late 18th Century
Cécile Fromont, Yale University

Black/White Bodily Dichotomy in Spanish Viceregal Painting
Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, Muhlenberg College

“The Most Interesting and Valuable Productions Ever Publicly Exhibited”: Mexican Casta Paintings in 19th-century Britain
Rebecca Earle, Warwick University

Discussant: Susan Deans-Smith, University of Texas, Austin

11:30–11:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:45 am–1:15 p.m.
Session 2
The Shifting Meaning of Objects and the Market

Errátiles sentidos. Las joyas enviadas por Hernán Cortés a Carlos V en 1524
Erika Escutia, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City

Atribuciones vs. recatalogaciones del arte hispanoamericano
Pablo F. Amador Marrero, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Colonial Spanish American Paintings in British Collections
Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, The Wallace Collection

Geografía y mercado del arte. Dilemas en la catalogación de arte hispanoamericano
Carlos Rodríguez Morales, Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Arcángel, Tenerife

Discussant: Charlene Villaseñor-Black, UCLA

1:15–2:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

2:30–4 p.m.
Session 3
Close Looking: Objects as Episteme

Ideas para la creación de un atlas material americano
Gabriela Siracusano, CONICET-Centro Materia, Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires

New Grounds: Painting Lacquer in 18th-century New Spain
Samuel Luterbacher, Occidental College

Body Parts: Transformations in 18th-century Quito Sculpture
Susan Webster, College of William & Mary

The Loops and Knots of Bernardo de Gálvez’s Equestrian Portrait
Aaron M. Hyman, Johns Hopkins University
[not available on livestream]

Discussants: Ilona Katzew, LACMA; Ellen Pearlstein, UCLA

4–4:30 p.m.
Concluding Discussion

4:30–4:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

4:45–5:30 p.m.
Baroque and Traditional Music from Spain and New Spain
Son del Centro and UCLA Early Music Ensemble, with directors
Elisabeth Le Guin and Marylin Winkle

5:30–6:30 p.m.
Reception

Download Program as pdf

This event is free of charge. To attend the in-person event at the Clark Library you must book in advance. (Registration is not necessary to view the livestream on our YouTube Channel.) Bookings are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

** To be added to the waitlist please email c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu **


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