Latino Art Now! 2019
April 4-6th, 2019
Sight Lines & Time Frames
National Conference on Latino Art
A program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research
Hosted by The University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center
Call For Papers, Panels, Presentations
Deadline October 1, 2018
The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to the this year’s theme: Sight Lines | Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.
Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border state, and one of the busiest points of exchange between Latin America and the US, Houston is uniquely situated to host LAN! 2019. More than twenty Houston area museums, galleries, universities and cultural centers will host exhibitions and events alongside the three-day conference.
All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:
- New directions in Latino/a art: LatinX, Afro-Latinidad, Queer Latinidad
- Puerto Rico post-Maria and the broader Caribbean
- Indigenous intersections
- Feminisms: past, present, and future
- Anti-gentri cation art and practice
- Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses
- Museums and Latino art
- Digital humanities
- Latino art before 1960
- Publishing and pedagogy
- Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now
- Latino art situated in art history
Non-traditional formats are also welcome. Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or thorough descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of October 1, 2018.