Working disobedience from Latin America

by Latin Elephant

Call for papers

Working disobedience from Latin America is a two-day encounter organised by Latin Elephant as part of the Tate Exchange Activities. The event aims to bring together artists, researchers, activists and scholars to open up a discussion around colonialism and de/anti-colonialism in Latin America. It focuses on the different forms that power and knowledge production take in the region, considering thinking, narratives, practices and their counter approaches in an attempt to begin to visualise new forms of inhabiting the world.

Considering the political and social conditions faced by the communities in Latinamerica, where power has been performed and used through the activation of different processes and actions, thinking on those territories seems today a relevant point of departure to open up a discussion about new forms of understanding and inhabiting the world.

We welcome individual and collective proposals for workshops, papers or experimental methods of participation from artists, practioners, activists and scholars working on the following fields:

• Critical views on concepts such as anti/neo/de-colonialism

• Art practices in Latinamerica (including any form of art)

• Critical enquiry into the definition of anti/neo/de-colonial aesthetics

• Revision of eurocentric aproaches to art history

• Meanings of contemporary art

• Intersectional art experiences


Workshop or paper proposal due: 20th January 2020

Final decisions on papers & workshops: 6th February 2020

Paper submission deadline: 6th May 2020

Encounter: 5th – 6th June 2020

To access full call for papers click here.

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