Neoliberalism at the Margins

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The neoliberal transitions in Latin America and Eastern Europe served as a backdrop to the commercial success and increasing institutional attention paid to artwork form the region. The now dominant narratives that have emerged over the last twenty years about such processes have tended to fix both an artistic language and a rigid periodization as defining what qualifies as contemporary art and the capacity for critical, historical reflection on it. This event brings together curators, scholars and critics in order to examine the potential parallelisms between the artistic and critical production, as well as the institutional and social processes, of neoliberal transition in both regions.

April 17, 2015. Columbia University