The Persistence of a Peripheral Position

15 Nov 2012

This seminar presented a critical reading of three works by Argentine artists Oscar Masotta, Oscar Bony and Liliana Maresca.

Thu 15 Nov, 6 - 9pm
SPACE, 129 - 131 Mare St
Hackney, E8 3RH

Free entry

A CRMEP research seminar by Juan Rinaldi.

Taking as its starting point the re-elaboration of the formal aspects of happenings in the work of Masotta, it provides a narrative of the relationship between artistic productions and the disarticulation of political subjectivities in Argentina between the 1960s and the 1990s, emphasising the importance of the historical and geo-political dimensions through which artistic forms gain social meaning.

The presentation is constructed against the background of the unstable politico-institutional framework of the Argentine society of the 1960s and 1970s which it takes as the basis for the constant emergence of a political signification at the level of artistic form; a dimension that tendentially fades away the more the neo-liberal ideology in the 1990s legitimises the structural transformation of society.

Juan Rinaldi is a PhD candidate at the CRMEP at Kingston University. His research focuses on the theoretical consequences that a global capitalist modernity has for Adorno's theory of art; particularly in relation to the Latin American social context and Argentine contemporary art.

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) is the leading centre for postgraduate level study and doctoral research in Continental Philosophy in the UK. Since its inception in 1994 it has developed a national and international reputation for teaching, research and publication in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy, characterised by a strong emphasis on broad cultural and intellectual contexts and a distinctive sense of social and political engagement. 

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