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Book now for Worldviews conference on Latin American art on 4 November

Lightbox artwork by Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain
  • Written byTash Payne
  • Published date22 October 2021
Lightbox artwork by Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain
Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, The World Justified, Left Aligned, Centred, Right Aligned, 2004. 4 Light Boxes,120 x 250 x 12cm each. Installation View. Photograph Ding Musa. Courtesy of the artists

Worldviews: Latin American art and the decolonial turn is being held online between 4 November and 2 December 2021. Book your place now.

The Worldviews conference is co-organised by  Dr Michael Asbury from the Transnational Arts Identity and Nation (TrAIN) research centre at UAL and Dr Sofia Gotti from the Centre for Visual Culture (CVC) at the University of Cambridge.

The conference will be structured around 6 themes. To promote multiple perspectives, each will be chaired by a specialist who contributed their vision to the development of the programme.

  • Meeting Margins Roundtable
  • The Poetics of Abya Yala: Towards a Non-Colonial History of Contemporary Art
  • Political Bodies, Gender and Race
  • Activism and Collective Practice
  • Margins and Institutions: New Curatorial Strategies
  • Decolonising the Canon

Worldviews seeks to answer several key questions:

  • What can we learn from the discipline’s own historiography?
  • How can we negotiate agency and inclusivity away from hegemonic centres?
  • What have been the roles of institutions in preserving centre/periphery divides?
  • Can inclusion and diversity move beyond a supplement to long-standing traditions?

The conference is funded with help from the Latin America Regional Strategy Group at UAL and the International Relations Unit. Follow on workshops will be organised discussing themes and outcomes on points raised in these discussions.

Visit the Worldviews website to view the full programme and book your place.