As a part of Transformative Performances of National Identity: Bolivian Art and Cultural Expressions, this panel will give an overview of the Indigenous and Afro-descendant roles in the emergence of Bolivia’s national identity. It will also showcase how media and the rapidly expanding concept of canonical art has accompanied the emergence of indigenous and afro-Bolivian visual artists, such as Rosemery Mamani and Sharon Pérez. This series is organized and curated by Carolina Scarborough.
About the Speakers:
Pamela Calla, Clinical Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University (NYU)
Tara Daly, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Marquette University
Rosemery Mamani, Artist
Sharon Pérez, Artist
Moderator: Isabel Scarborough, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Parkland College
About Transformative Performances of National Identity: Bolivian Art and Cultural Expressions:
This is a seven panel virtual series that will provide a historical overview of Bolivia’s artistic and cultural production. A group of Bolivian artists and intellectuals will trace the history and art of this South American country.
Transformative Representations of National Identity: Bolivian Art and Cultural Expressions is open and free to the public. Please click on this link to access registration for all panels https://www.eventbrite.com/o/carolina-scarborough-33772654223. At the conclusion of the series, the panels will also be available to the public on social media platforms.
The series of virtual panels, Transformative Performances of National Identity: Bolivian Art and Cultural Expressions, is made possible by generous funds from The Fundación Simón I. Patiño in Geneva, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, The Bolivian American Chamber of Commerce in New York, Roberta & Richard Huber, and two anonymous donors.
Special thanks to George Ruiz, Fréderic Debray, Ignacio Oficialdelgui, Jill Lane, Omar Dauhaujer, Iván Rebolledo, James Huber, María Eugenia de Asín, Rita del Solar, Ingvar Elleffsen, Elizabeth Elder, Alejandra Prado, Bryan Rosado, Sharon Schultz, and Edward J. Sullivan.