Art at the Borders of the Political: Mobilizing Senses Across the Americas

Year of Funding: 
2019/2020

Across the Americas, visual artists reveal the limitations of official state-authorized “truth and reconciliation” projects and the importance of including everyday people in the work of memory and protest. Through a series of film screenings, public talks and exhibitions, micro-seminars and participatory pop-up installations, this project showcases the power of art and sensory scholarship to move beyond the tropes of victimhood or heroic resistance and reveal democratic energies.

Primary Contacts

María Elena García (Associate Professor, Comparative History of Ideas)

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse (Assistant Professor, School of Art + Art History + Design)

Danny Hoffman (Professor, Anthropology)

Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Jackson School/LACS)

Maya Smith (Associate Professor, French)

Rich Watts (Associate Professor, French/Canadian Studies)

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