The Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) research groups periodically organize a seminar between all four groups that connect their broad research interests and enable members to think more deeply about how the Museum might best address a global view of modern and contemporary art. Hinged on the transversal as a means to engage with and envision new networks and ways of thinking about modern and contemporary art, this year’s edition offers an exploration and interrogation of the intertwinings of multiple coeval lifeworlds through concepts of “extending across.”
Wednesday, June 9, 9–11 AM EST
Introduced by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Entangled Terrains invites a reconsideration or remapping of regions. Thinking about people who cross borders and borders that cross people, this panel presents perspectives that acknowledge multidirectional histories of migration and colonialism, destabilizing current geographical perimeters. How do we reconsider territorial logic and place vis-a-vis the mobility of individuals? In what ways does one’s relationship with the terrain they inhabit reformulate imposed delimitations? What narratives emerge when we examine borderlands and the spaces in-between? And finally, how do art and visual culture entangle terrains?
Sandra Benites, Adjunct Curator for Brazilian Art, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil
Black Athena, Artists Heba Y. Amin, Egypt, and Dawit L. Petros, Eritreia/Canada
Chie Ikeya, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Moderated by Nancy Dantas, C-MAP Africa Fellow.
This panel will provide simultaneous translation in Portuguese and English and will be closed captioned.