Vanguard and Revolution: The ’68 Radicalization in the Argentinian Avant-garde

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Ana Longoni is a writer, researcher of CONICET and professor in Universidad de Buenos Aires. Since a short time, she is Director of Public Activities in the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid). She received a B.A. in Literature and a Ph.D. in Arts from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she currently lectures in grade and postgrade courses. She often lectures as invited professor in other universities. Her field of research is centered on the crossroads between art and politics in Latin America since the sixties. She has published, alone or in collaboration, among other works: Del Di Tella a Tucumán Arde (From the Di Tella Institute to Tucumán Arde) (Buenos Aires, El cielo por asalto, 2000; and Eudeba, 2008), Traiciones (Treasons) (Buenos Aires, Norma, 2007), El Siluetazo (The Silhouettes) (Buenos Aires, Adriana Hidalgo, 2008), Roberto Jacoby. El deseo nace del derrumbe(Desire Rises from Collapse) (Barcelona, La Central, 2011), Leandro Katz (Buenos Aires, Fundación Espigas, 2013) and Vanguardia y revolución (Avant-garde and Revolution) (Buenos Aires, Ariel, 2014). As a playwright, she wrote “La Chira” (2003) and “Árboles” (2006).

In her role as curator, she coordinated the exhibitions “Desire Rises from Collapse” (2011), “Losing the Human Form” (2012), both at the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), and “With provocations by Juan Carlos Uviedo” (2015) and “Oscar Masotta: Theory as action” (2017) in MUAC (México).

She is also an active member, since its foundation in 2007, of the Red Conceptualismos del Sur (Southern Conceptualisms Network).

6:00pm, 12 Mar 2018

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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