ARTS@DRCLAS/ HAA/ VES Series: Prosthetic Realities Programming


Wed - Thu, Feb 24 to Feb 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm



The exhibition Prosthetic Realities, Fake Truths and True Lies in Colombian Contemporary Art highlights parafictional works produced by Colombian artists in the past four decades. The exhibition is curated by Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos and Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa, with a special curatorial invitation to Peter Arhe and advised by Professor Carrie Lambert-Beatty.

The academic programming that will accompany the exhibition will explore the parafictional phenomenon beyond the borders of the Colombian production into other Latin American and Latino cases. Organized with the support of VES (Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies) and HAA (Harvard Department of History of Art and Architecture)



Wednesday, February 24th
-11:00 am
Walid Raad’s lecture-performance “Walkthrough” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
(By invitation only) ICA Boston, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston MA 02210

-3:00 - 5:00pm
A Pre-Texts workshop with Simón Hosie
In collaboration with the Cultural Agents Initiative
Location: Harvard Art Museum, Materials Lab
Open to the public - mandatory RSVP at

DRCLAS Film Series: Un Tigre de Papel by Luis Ospina
(Open to the public - No registration needed)
The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artist Lucas Ospina and co-curator of the exhibition, Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos. 
DRCLAS, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (Concourse Level, Tsai Auditorium)

Thursday, February 25th

-10:00 - 12:00
Walkthrough of the Exhibition “Prosthetic Realities” followed by a conversation with the curators and project advisor, Professor Carrie Lambert-Beatty
DRCLAS, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (DRCLAS Resource Room S-216)
By invitation only - If interested, please contact

Artists and Scholars in Conversation
(Open to the public - No registration needed)

Artists will present their work and then engage in conversations with scholars and the public. The panel will be introduced and led by Professor Carrie Lambert Beatty
DRCLAS, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (Concourse Level, Tsai Auditorium).


2:00 - 2:10

Welcome from DRCLAS by Marcela Ramos
Introduction to Parafiction as a theoretical concept by Carrie Lambert-Beatty
2:10 - 2:20
Introduction to the Symposium and its connection with the exhibition by Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa and Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos
2:20 - 3:05 pm
Artist presentations (Simón Hosie *, Hicham Awad- talks about Walid Raad, Pablo Helguera) - 15 min. each
3:05 - 3:50
Artists and scholars in conversation (Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Daniel Quiles, Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos) - 45 min
3:50 - 4:00

4:00- 4:30
Coffee break

4:30 - 5:15 pm
Artist presentations (Lucas Ospina, Aliza Shvarts, Dario Robleto) - 15 min. each
5:15 pm - 6:00
Artists and scholars in conversation (Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Daniel Quiles, Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa) - 45 min
6:00- 6-10
6:10- 6:45 pm
Wrap up

* Presentation attached (Spanish)

Friday, February 26th
10:00 - 2:00pm

A Workshop with Simón Hosie - Art Practices as Architectural Tools. An approach to community based projects
Lunch will be served
In Collaboration with the Latin GSD
Location: CGIS S-250
Open to the public - mandatory RSVP at

This programming is part of the newly created ARTS @DRCLAS/ HAA/ VES Series and part of the ARTS @DRCLAS Ongoing Collaborations designed to establish long-lasting and in-depth relationships with other art initiatives throughout the University. Organized in collaboration with the DRCLAS Andes and Southern Cone Program.



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