The Power of Matter: Signals to Trace a South American Material Atlas

Research Seminar

  • Datum: 06.12.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragende(r): Gabriela Siracusano
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Roma & Zoom
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The Power of Matter: Signals to Trace a South American Material Atlas
The material dimension of artistic artifacts is nothing but the coexistence and confluence of "minimal worlds".

In the study of Colonial South American art, this oxymoron can help us understand that, beyond the fact that the materiality of any object is exhibited to our senses with many of its characteristics, a microscopic portion of it hides the coexistence of testimonies of cultural practices, ideas and affects toward those objects. This talk will discuss these concepts while proposing the construction of a South American Material Atlas.

Gabriela Siracusano is PhD in Art History (Universidad de Buenos Aires), specializing in the material dimension of artistic production, from the 16th century to modern days. She is Scientific Researcher at National Research Council of Argentina and director of the Centro MATERIA at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero. Author of many books and articles including El Poder de los Colores (2005), Pigments and Power in the Andes (2011), La Paleta del Espanto (2011), and co-edition with Agustina R. Romero, Materia Americana (2020).

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Scientific Organization: Laura Valterio

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