Dr. Lara Demori

Wissenschaftliche Assistentin

Interessi di ricerca

  • Post-war art practices in Brazil and Italy
  • The role of the body and the participation of the audience in contemporary art practices
  • The relation between art and politics in the 60s and 70s
  • The rapport between art and the nuclear threat - the so-called nuclear aesthetics
  • Feminism and Art in Latin America

Progetto di ricerca

Transnational Encounters: Diasporic Narratives across Italy and Latin America (1960s–1980s)

Pubblicazioni (Selezione)

  • “Touch and Absence: Giuseppe Penone’s Drawings”, in River of Forms: Giuseppe Penone’s Drawings, ed. Carlos Basualdo, New Heaven et al. 2022, pp. 42–62.
  • “’Heroic Abdications of Authorial Intentions?’ Piero Manzoni’s Ephemeral Bodies,” in Sublimation. Redefining Materiality in Art after Modernism, ed. Christian Berger and Annika Schlitte (Special Issue: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 19 [2021]), pp. 115–132.
  • “Corporeal Identities, Maternal Artivism: a New Decolonial Approach to the Study of Latin American Women Artists”, Arts, 8, 137 (2019), doi:10.3390/arts8040137 .
  • “Organicize Disintegration (?): from Nuclear Aesthetics to Interplanetary Art”, Palinsesti 7 (2018): pp. 23–47.
  • “Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolé capes: an anti-art will to cultural zero”, L’Uomo Nero 13 (2016), pp. 131–142.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Lara Demori is Postdoctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Plack Institut für Kunstgeschichte, where she works on transatlantic encounters between Latin American and Italian artists, between 1960s and 1980s. In 2017, Lara obtained her PhD in contemporary art history from The University of Edinburgh with a thesis entitled "Art Degree Zero: Piero Manzoni and Hélio Oiticica", which is currently becoming a book (Routlegde, 2023). Until August 2018 she was Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellow at the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich where she worked on Okwui Enwzor's project "Postcolonial Art, 19551980." From 2019 to 2021 Lara was Marcello Rumma Fellow in Contemporary Italian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was then promoted to Research Associate. At the PMA, Lara worked on curatorial and research projects related to contemporary art at large from the post-war period to the present, in particular: Giuseppe Penone, Teresita Fernandez, Andrea Fraser and Nam June Paik.

Dr. Demori has published widely, and organized and participated in numerous international conferences on both Italian and Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art. She regularly contributes to online cultural journals such as Antinomie and Doppiozero.

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