Garzon, Sara : Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College of Arts and Sciences
History of Art and Visual Studies
Project Title: 
Major influences informing Contemporary Art after 1990 in the Andean Region
Project Abstract: 
I propose to investigate the work of artists and curators in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to determine how they are responding to both their current sociopolitical situation as well as addressing the long-standing issues of coloniality as accentuated by the events of the quincentennial celebration of the conquest of America in 1992. I plan to spend two weeks in each country conducting interviews with a selected group of art practitioners, as well as examining works of art available to me in studio visits, art museums and galleries, so that I can gain familiarity with the lines of inquiry that have emerged in recent years.