12/3/2013 12:10 PM
The third number in the ICAA Documents Project Working Papers series is now available for download. The series brings together papers stemming from the Documents Project and serves as the official publishing platform for assembling and distributing related research by the center's team of researchers, staff, and affiliates. The current edition of the Working Papers features the scholarship of Sean Nesselrode and Molly Moog, who were named winners of the first installment of the ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award for best graduate- and undergraduate-level papers, respectively. Sean, a Ph.D. Candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, explores in his essay “Art for Partisan Life: Non-Objectivity Translated to Buenos Aires, 1944–48” the artistic and ideological conditions that enabled the adaptation of non-objectivity to a South American context. On the other hand, Molly, a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis, analyzes how the “NO +” slogan—originally developed in 1983 by the Chilean group Colectivo Acciones de Arte [Arts Action Collective], or CADA—raised awareness of the politicization of public space during Chile’s military dictatorship. Please be sure to check out these two smartly written essays by two very promising young scholars.