Art Systems: Brazil and the 1970s – Elena Shtromberg
November 14, 2019
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Room xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of Many Trees)
Co-sponsors Hispanic Research Seminar, AHVA and SFU School of Interactive Arts and Technology
From currency and maps to heavily censored newspapers and television programming, Art Systems explores visual forms of critique and subversion during the height of Brazilian dictatorship, drawing sometimes surprising connections between artistic production and broader processes of social exchange during a period of authoritarian modernization. Positioning the works beyond the prism of politics, Elena Shtromberg reveals subtle forms of subversion and critique that reinvented the artists’ political terrain.
Dr. Elena Shtromberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah.