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

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.

Moderated by Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex


Edgardo Lander: Eurocentric colonial thought as an obstacle for the construction of another possible world
17.MAY. / 7:30PM

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
19.MAY. / 4PM

Artist Panel: Fernando “Coco” Bedoya, Carolina Caycedo y Fernando Palma
19.MAY. / 5PM

Andrea Giunta: The mass, the poet and the bourgeois
16.JUN. / 5PM