Led by professors Sergio Delgado and Tom Cummins, CONCEPTUAL STUMBLINGS, was awarded the Harvard-Chile Innovation Initiative grant, sponsored by Chile’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and the Ministry of the Economy, which provides start-up funds for research collaborations between Harvard and Chilean academics. Professors Delgado and Cummins, together with ARTS@DRCLAS, partnered with Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) to consolidate a new body of knowledge about Chilean contemporary art.
The research project includes the three round tables, which took place in Chile in August 2014, an international seminar which will take place in October 2014 at Harvard, an art exhibition which will be on view during Fall 2015 at the MSSA and the publication of a book.
August 13, Santiago, Chile
In Spanish. Open to the public.
Table 1: El texto como registro
Participants: Pablo Chiuminatto, Federico Galende, Alejandra Wolf
Table 2: El texto crítico y el lenguaje visual en movimientos
Participants: Sergio Rojas, Soledad García, Cristián Silva, Paulina Varas, Claudia Aravena
Table 3: Lenguajes mudos, vacíos plenos, pensamientos encarnados
Participants: Ana María Risco, María Jose Delpiano, Natalia Babarovic, Jorge Polanco
Special thanks to our collaborators in Chile: Claudia Zaldívar, María José Lemaitre, María José Delpiano and Gerardo Pulido.
Note: Conceptual Stumblings started in 2008 as a revision of the last 40 years of visual arts in Chile establishing a dialog among the most prominent Chilean artists and a group of American scholars. The academic goal of this research project was to facilitate an awareness and new reading of an historical phenomenon of particular importance in the history of Chilean art—the Escena de Avanzada. The first phase of this project was conducted throughout four round table sessions that established a dialogue among the most prominent Chilean artists and a selected group of American scholars. Participating Faculty: Thomas Cummins, Doris Sommer, Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Ernesto Livón-Grosman, Robin Greeley, Fernando Rosenberg. Participating Artists: Alfredo Jaar, Raúl Zurita, Ivan Navarro, Cristobal Lehyt/Catalina Parra, Arturo Duclos, Camilo Yáñez, Felipe Mujica/Ronald Kay, Mario Navarro, Patrick Hamilton, Bernardo Oyarzun, Johanna Unzueta/Ignacio Gumucio, Samy Benmayor, Carlos Altamirano, Paz Errázuriz.