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Sabotage: (Self-) Destructive Practices in Latin American Contemporary Art

Sophie Halart and Mara Polgovsky

Friday, April 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

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To sabotage is to disrupt a dynamic, to purposefully or unconsciously ruin or fail a system.  Once primarily a worker’s strategy, sabotage has become a recurring artistic practice in contemporary art and one partaking in the ‘reflexive turn’ of late modernity’s aesthetic practices. From the 1960s onwards, the aesthetic notion of sabotage has been notoriously present in Latin American art as a central mechanism of resistance against censorship and a cultural practice confronting state violence, heterosexual normativity, and neoliberalism.

This one-day symposium invites researchers and graduate students to examine the uses - and limitations - of sabotage in Latin American contemporary art and attempts to place the notion within a larger reflection on the politics of the image, the aesthetics of violence, the tensions between art and spectacle and the position and responsibility of the artist in the face of political turmoil or systemic injustice.

This event is free but registration is required.

For more information, contact Sophie Halart (sophie.halart.10@ucl.ac.uk) and Mara Polgovsky (mp592@cam.ac.uk)

This symposium is organised with generous support from UCL Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art and Rainhart Gallery.

Have questions about Sabotage: (Self-) Destructive Practices in Latin American Contemporary Art? Contact Sophie Halart and Mara Polgovsky

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Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
University College London
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Friday, April 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM


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