1/17/2012 9:30 AM
Houston, TX, January 20, 2012 – In February 2012, a group of ICAA Documents of 20th century Latin American and Latino art affiliates led by María C. Gaztambide, Project Director, will present a panel at the 100th Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Los Angeles, California. Titled Convergent Practices: The Artist as Writer in Latino-America, the panel draws on material collected during the ICAA Documents Project recovery phase (2004-2011). Featured papers retrace artists’s forays into non-visual art-related fields such as writing, architecture or journalism on the basis of manuscripts and other personal writings included in the archive. The aim is to use archival documentation to articulate new readings or perspectives on these artists’ trajectories that will allow for a better understanding of their place vis-à-vis other leading artists or movements of the period. Panel chair María C. Gaztambide will be joined by Pilar García de Germenos [Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico], Cristina Rossi [Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina] and Olga Herrera [Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame]. This year’s CAA conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, from February 22–25, 2012. The panel will take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the West Hall Meeting Room 503.