SERIES OF CONFERENCES
MEMORIES OF THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT
Memorias del subdesarrollo, Museo Jumex. Julieta González. Simposio. Ciclo de conferencias
Exhibition view Memories of the Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960 - 1985. Museo Jumex, 2018. Photo: Abigail Enzaldo, Emilio García

Museo Jumex organizes a series of lectures and presentations that address issues relevant to the exhibition Memories of Underdevlopement.

15.MAY.2018 / 7:30 PM
LECTURES: MARIANA BOTEY AND IRENE V. SMALL
Moderated by Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex.
Free admission

In her intervention, Mariana Botey will address her research on the complex relationship between Mexican modernity and the indigenous specter and on the notion of the colonial Baroque machine. Irene V. Small will talk about her analysis of the formal and conceptual operation of the fold in the work of Hélio Oiticica.

Mariana Botey is an artist and researcher. She is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latino American Art History in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She earned a Ph.D. with an emphasis in critical theory from the Visual Studies Department at the University of California, Irvine. Her fields of research are postcolonial theory, subaltern studies, modernism and globalization, and indigenism, among others. Her book Zonas de disturbio: espectros del México indígena en la modernidad was published in 2014 by Siglo XXI Editores.

Irene V. Small is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology and Harold Willis Dodds Presidential Preceptor at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Latin American Studies, Media & Modernity, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Her book, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, was published by University of Chicago Press in 2016.

17.MAY.2018 / 7:30PM
LECTURE BY EDGARDO LANDER: EUROCENTRIC COLONIAL THOUGHT AS AN OBSTACLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER POSSIBLE WORLD
Free admission

In the past 20 years, with the so-called progressive political processes, Latin America seemed as the continent of hope, the historical verification that, in the context of the deep civilization crisis humanity is going through, another world was possible. Today, we are confronted with the severe limitations of those experiences, largely due to not having been able to break with the Eurocentric colonial knowledge that has retained its hegemony.

Edgardo Lander is a Venezuelan sociologist, Emeritus Professor of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fellow of the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam) and a member of the Grupo Permanente de Alternativas al Desarrollo (Fundación Rosa Luxemburg, Quito).

19.MAY.2018 / 4PM
LECTURE BY ELVIRA ESPEJO AYCA: WEAVING LIFE. THE TEXTILE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEO NACIONAL DE ETNOGRAFÍA Y FOLKLORE, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, ACCORDING TO ITS CHAIN OF PRODUCTION
Free admission with museum ticket.

Espejo Ayca will address a new museographic proposal, taking as a departure point the technology and weaving techniques conceived within the communication and interaction among the members of the community, which varies in relation to the particular environment they live in. The pieces are organized according to the different stages in the chain of production: from the gathering of raw material and natural dyes, to the weaving, the tools and the techniques.

Elvira Espejo Ayca is a visual artist, weaver and narrator of the tradition of her hometown (ayllu Qaqachaka, Avaroa province, Oruro). An Aymara and Quechua speaker, she is the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore en La Paz, Bolivia. She is the co-author of Hilos sueltos: Los Andes desde el textil (2007), Ciencia de las Mujeres (2010), Ciencia de Tejer en los Andes: Estructuras y técnicas de faz de urdimbre (2012) and El Textil Tridimensional: El Tejido como Objeto y como Sujeto (2013). She was granted the Eduardo Avaroa award in the Arts, Specialty Native Textiles, 2013.

19.MAY.2018 / 5PM
ARTIST PANEL: FERNANDO “COCO” BEDOYA, CAROLINA CAYCEDO AND FERNANDO PALMA
Moderated by: Catalina Lozano, Associate Curator, Museo Jumex.
Free admission with museum ticket.

Artists Fernando “Coco” Bedoya -who participates in the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment-, Carolina Caycedo, and Fernando Palma will address issues related to developmentalism and the challenges facing decolonial thinking today from their respective practices.

Fernando “Coco” Bedoya is a Peruvian artist based in Buenos Aires and Lima. In the late 1970s, he was part of several artists’ collectives in Peru such as Paréntesis and Huayco. In Argentina, he propelled the creation of groups like GAS-TAR and CAPa.TaCo whose work protested the authoritarian dictatorial regime. His work has been exhibited in the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Museo del Barrio in New York, Museo Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, among others.

Carolina Caycedo is a Colombian artist based in Los Angeles. Her work transcends institutional spaces in order to work in social movements of territorial resistance, solidary economies, housing, and human rights. Her work has been exhibited in, among others, Vienna Secession, Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen, and the daadgalerie in Berlin. She has taken part in the Sao Paulo (2016), Berlin (2014), Havana (2009), Whitney (2006) and Venice Biennials.

Fernando Palma Rodríguez is a Mexican artist based in Milpa Alta from where he works together with his family in Calpulli Tecalco, an organization devoted to fostering the farming of native corn and the learning of the Nahuatl language at the core of the community. These concerns are reflected in his work as an artist in which, through mechatronic sculptures and painting, he deals with interrelated issues such as land, Indigenous rights and the environment. His work has been recently exhibited in solo presentations at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and MoMA PS1 in New York.

16.JUN.2018 / 5PM
ANDREA GIUNTA: THE MASS, THE POET AND THE BOURGEOIS
Free admission with museum ticket.

Andrea Giunta will address the difference between mass and people taking as a departure point some of the ways in which these subjects have been represented in images, particularly in modern and contemporary art in Latin America. She will also consider, as a specific problem, the observation and descriptions that poets and bourgeois have made of those choreographies of bodies and of the emotions that blend into the mass, from the points of view of the filmographies of Glauber Rocha, included in the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment, and of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

Andrea Giunta is an art historian and curator. She received her Ph.D. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is Professor of Latin American and International Contemporary Art. She is also Principal Researcher of the CONICET, National Research Council, Argentina. Recent books include Feminismo y arte latinoamericano. Historias de artistas que emanciparon el cuerpo (2018), Radical Women. Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2017, together with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill), Verboamérica (2016, together with Agustín Pérez Rubio), and When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (2014).