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Panel Discussion

Kaira M. Cabañas Book Launch: Immanent Vitalities: Matters of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 6pm for the launch of Kaira M. Cabañas’s Immanent Vitalities: Matters of Modern and Contemporary Art. The book was published as part of the University of California Press’s “Studies in Latin American Art” series, which is supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).

    The event includes an introduction by ISLAA President and Founder Ariel Aisiks, a presentation by the author, and a conversation between the author and José Falconi, Lecturer of Latin American Art in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Brandeis University as well as the President of Cultural Agents, Inc., an NGO that promotes civic engagement and creativity through artistic education. His monograph on Mexican artist Pia Camil, There are no Friendly Fires, is forthcoming in 2021.

    ABOUT THE BOOK FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS: “A new reality for the art object has emerged in the world of contemporary art: it is now experienced less as an autonomous, inanimate form and more as an active material agent. In this book, Kaira M. Cabañas describes how such a shift in conceptions of art’s materiality came to occur, exploring key artistic practices in Venezuela, Brazil, and Western Europe from the mid-twentieth century to the present. . . . Tracing migrations of people, objects, and ideas between South America and Europe, Cabañas historicizes changing perceptions about art’s agency while prompting readers to remain attentive to the ethical dimensions of materiality and of social difference and lived experience.” For more information, please click here:

  • Links
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    Livestream via the UF College of the Arts YouTube Channel