Past Event

Columbia University-ISLAA Colloquium: Between Art and Archive

February 8, 2024 - February 9, 2024
6:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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ISLAA (142 Franklin Street) and 612 Schermerhorn Hall

Columbia University-ISLAA Colloquium
February 8-9, 2024

“Between Art and Archive”

One of the defining characteristics of recent cultural production has been a marked rise in the prominence of archives as sites that both construct and challenge historical understanding. Created by institutions and individuals alike, archives serve as repositories and ordering systems for documents, records, and other artifacts.
     This conference explores how artists, curators, and scholars have defined, examined, and contested archival practices. How have these actors dealt with questions of evidence, causality, and historical sequencing? What is the role of gaps in archives? How do archives shape collective memory and knowledge formation? 
     By examining archival (re)workings, "Between Art and Archives" aims to further dialogues at the intersection of theory and practice. The conference analyzes how archives inform art and scholarship and considers archives’ potential as sites of reimagination and social change.

The conference is organized by Alexander Alberro and Pujan Karambeigi, and supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).

Please RSVP by clicking here for February 8th.

Please RSVP by clicking here for February 9th.


Thursday, February 8, at 6:00 pm. Held at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), 142 Franklin Street

Macarena Gómez-Barris

Friday, February 9, 1:00-5:00 pm. Held at 612 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University

1:00 pm Introduction by Alexander Alberro

1:30 pm Panel 1
Jennifer Josten
Bartomeu Marí
Moderated by Dorota Biczel

3:00 Break

3:15 pm Panel 2
Sónia Vaz Borges
Ana Paulina Lee
Moderated by Agustina Battezzati

The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) supports the study and visibility of Latin American art. ISLAA recognizes Latin American artists and cultural movements as integral to the trajectory of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art. They seek to expand these narratives by creating opportunities for researchers, curators, and the public through grants, exhibitions, publications, and their art and archival collections.