Artlas (http://www.artlas.ens.fr/) is currently looking for part-time research assistants for a new mapping project related to the international circulation of people, exhibitions, and information in Latin American modernism.
Research will be primarily focused on web-based archives of resources related to particular artists, movements, and institutions. Research assistants will be free to focus on areas that benefit their own research, and will have access to the full digital mapping resources of BasArt, Artlas’s historical georeferenced database, to which we will be contributing our findings.
Candidates should be Masters or Doctoral students with an emphasis on 20th-century Latin American art; reading knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred.
The project is open, although not limited to, the following research topics:
Prewar Modernism in Latin America, 1921 – 1944
• Mexico: modernismo, Los Estridentistas, the muralists and their international outreach, Surrealism
• Brazil: antropofagia and Brazilian modernism (connections with the School of Paris and others), Corbusier and initial modernist architecture including mural programs
• Peru: indigenísmo as an inter-American phenomenon; Mariátegui and others
• Argentina-Brazil, Caribbean, and elsewhere: dissemination of Post-Impressionism, Cubism and other early modernisms in painting
• Uruguay: Joaquín Torres-García and the introduction of abstraction in Latin American art
Postwar Period, 1945-1976
• Argentina: Arturo and abstraction groups, including Lucio Fontana
• Brazil: Links of ruptura group to former Bauhaus artists as well as Tomás Maldonado
• Venezuela: Carlos Raúl Villanueva’s relationship to abstraction and kinetic art via “integration,” understood internationally
• Chile, Mexico, Argentina, elsewhere: circulation of neo-Dada tendencies such as monochrome and assemblage, considering role of European travel and exhibition: Matthias Goeritz, Alberto Greco, José Balnes, many others
• Brazil: neo-concreta’s travel (educational, exile, or both) and institutional connections in Europe and later the United States
• Argentina: promotion of 1960s avant-garde movements abroad via industrialist funding and institutions
• Conceptual art across the region, c. 1962 and later, as a result of international publication networks, magazines, travel, and mail exchange
Contacts : Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel and Daniel Quiles (beatrice.joyeux-prunel /@/ens.fr)