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Andrea Giunta (12th Mercosur Biennial & Rethink Everything Curator) at 20-22 The Ongoing Biennial

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4

Andrea Giunta

(Mercosur Biennial and Rethink Everything Curator)

in conversation with FHI Social Practice Lab Director Pedro Lasch

with a response from Sylvie Fortin, Editor of PASS, Journal of the International Biennial Association and Curator-in-Residence for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Andrea Giunta is Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she got her PhD, and is Principal Researcher of the CONICET, Argentina. She is the author of several books on Latin American and International Art, such as Contra el canon. El arte contemporáneo en un mundo sin centro (Siglo XXI, 2020), Feminismo y arte latinoamericano. Historias de artistas que emanciparon el cuerpo (Siglo XXI, 2018), ¿When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (ArteBA 2014), and Avant-Garde, Internationalism and Politics. Argentine Art After the Sixties (Duke University Press, 2007). She was founder director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2013) where she hold the Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism. 
Visiting Professor at Duke University, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, she was awarded with the Guggenheim, Getty, Rockefeller, Harrington fellowships, as Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2017, and as Rudolf Arnheim Visiting Professor at Humbold University, Summer 2021. Her essays on Latin American and international postwar art have been published in academic journals, books and catalogue exhibitions in the Americas and Europe. She was curator of the controversial retrospective exhibition on León Ferrari’s works (Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2004), co-curator of Verboamérica, permanent collection of Latin American Art at MALBA (2016), and of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (Hammer Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, 2017-2018). Since 2020 she developed several projects responding to the pandemia Covid-19 context as head curator of the Bienal 12, Mercosur, Feminine(s). Visualities, Actions, Affects, (Porto Alegre, 2020), curator of the exhibition Rethinking Everything (Rolf Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2020 and The Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, 2021), and of the exhibition When the World Changes. Questions on Art and Feminism (Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, 2021)

Free and open to all, anywhere in the world

Registration link, and full calendar with all guests and links to bios included below

20-22 The Ongoing Biennial – A Weekly Conversation Cycle with International Curators

Every Wednesday 1-2pm (EST/GMT-5)

Jan 27th and May 5th, 2021

Organized by Pedro Lasch and the FHI Social Practice Lab with support from the Franklin Humanities I World Arts Initiative at Duke University, this Conversation Cycle is part of a larger program entitled ’20-22 The Ongoing Biennial’. In person visits with some of our guests will also be presented at a later stage in collaboration with the the AAHVS Department and the Nasher Museum of Art.

Set in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, global shutdowns, and the rethinking of every aspect of exhibition making, our remote conversations will include curators and other international arts professionals. The first year of the public program will focus on short online dialogues with individual guests. Our one hour long remote events will begin with a casual interview, focusing on the particular trajectory and ideas of each guest in the series, followed by comments from a respondent and questions from the audience. Within this format, we also hope to provide an opportunity for joint reflection on these highly unusual times. Programming for the second year will be announced at a time of greater certainty.

One-time registration at this link will give you access to all of these free and public events:


See full calendar below and click on guest names to see bios and more information for each week:

Jan 27 – Ralph Rugoff

Feb 3 – Cuauhtémoc Medina

Feb 10 – Trevor Schoonmaker

Feb 17 – Candice Hopkins

Feb 24 – Lucia Pietrioiusti

Mar 3 – Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Mar 10 [Break]

Mar 17 – Andrea Giunta

Mar 24 – Yuko Hasegawa

Mar 31 – Miguel López

Apr 7 – José Roca

Apr 14 – Gabi Ngcobo

Apr 21 – Hoor Al Qasimi

Apr 28 – Rujeko Hockley

May 5 – Ruangrupa


March 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
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