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Stephen Perkins on Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn
November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Stephen Perkins will discuss his installation, Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn (1963-2018): “Memories of Underdevelopment” Revisited, which is a response to the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985, that the artist visited at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City in 2018. Perkins’s installation includes materials from his archive coupled with works by Latin American artists that are a rejoinder to “the forces that created modernism or development in Latin America” and how they “produced radically different effects from those in the colonialist and imperialist centers.” (Luis Camnitzer et al.,1999)
Stephen Perkins is an artist and independent art historian specializing in alternative artists’ periodicals and printed matter. He curates his home-based gallery, Subspace, from his extensive archive and maintains a blog dedicated to artists’ accordion publications. He was director of the Lawton Gallery at UW-Green Bay, where he taught courses on gallery and museum practices and policy.