NCHA at the College Art Association Annual Conference

In preparation for the upcoming CIHA 35th International Congress, which will take place in Florence in 2019 and São Paulo in 2020, the National Committee for the History of Art is hosting the following two panels during the College Art Association Annual Conference.

Motion: Transformation and the Life of Artworks

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm. New York Hilton Midtown, 2nd floor, Clinton Suite

This session will be a roundtable by four Chairs of the Sessions of the 35th International Congress in the History of Art (CIHA) taking place in Florence, Italy (September 2019).  The CIHA theme of Motion: Transformation will be introduced and explored in relation to the “life” of artworks. Participants will highlight both their own understanding and interpretation of the theme as well as the overall importance of the topic for an international and cross-cultural understanding of the history of art. In addition, the session will offer an opportunity for CAA members to ask questions about the upcoming CIHA and find out ways to participate in the art historical exchange.

New Pathways to Research in Modern Brazilian Art

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm. NYU, Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St., first floor Lecture Hall. Note that this event takes place off-site.

During the past two decades there has been a notable expansion of interest in Brazilian art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Much of this work has been done by scholars (Brazilian and Anglo-American) publishing their work in English. Both in the US and in the UK remarkable exhibitions have been organized about such key figures as Tarsila do Amaral, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Hélio Oiticica and many others. Critic Guy Brett led the way starting in the 1960s and universities, museums (MoMA, Tate, Carnegie, MFA Houston etc.) have followed his lead. Our panel analyzes this phenomenon through presentations of five scholars actively engaged in the area of Brazilian modern art. Edward Sullivan, Deputy Director of the Institute of Fine Arts has organized this panel and will introduce and moderate talks by five scholars: Stephanie D’Alessandro (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Esther Gabara (Duke University) Luisa Valle (Graduate Center, CUNY), Brian Bentley (NYU Institute of Fine Arts) and Vivian Crockett (Columbia).