COURSE TANGIBLE STORIES: THE MATERIALITY OF ART
7/7/2021 al 4/8/2021
Between the months of July and August 2021, art historians, scholars of artistic materiality, set out to reflect, through an almost detective methodology, on the material dimension of artistic objects and images: What do the images tell us when we observe, touch and do we study their insides?
Gabriela Siracusano - PhD in Theory and History of Art, UBA. Principal Investigator of CONICET, regular professor at the UBA. She is director of the MATERIA Center (IIAC-UNTREF). Specialist in the study of images’ material dimension.
María José Herrera - Degree in Arts, UBA. Head of Research and Curatorship of the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA, 1999- 2012). Artistic Director of the MNBA (2008). President of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (2007-2016). Holder of The Chair of Curatorship at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF, 2010-to the present). Director of the Tigre Art Museum (2014- June 2018). Researcher at the MATERIA Center (IIAC-UNTREF).
Diego Guerra - PhD in History and Theory of the Arts from the University of Buenos Aires, a PhD in Spanish from the Université Rennes 2 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the UBA. His doctoral thesis studied post-mortem photography in Argentina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and currently works on topics of photography, art and cultural industry. He teaches at UBA and directs the Study Program on Photography and Visual Arts at the MATERIA Center (IIAC-UNTREF).
Vanina Scocchera - PhD in History and Theory of the Arts, UBA. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at CONICET and develops her research on the uses and functions of objects of worship and devotion at the MATERIA Center (IIAC-UNTREF), where she participates in collective projects.
Clara Tomasini - Photographer and graduate on Arts at the UBA. She specializes in nineteenth-century photography and is currently a CONICET doctoral fellow at the MATERIA Center (IIAC-UNTREF). In recent years, she has been dedicated to the study of the conservation of photographs and worked at the IIAC Archive (UNTREF) as head of technical processes, specializing in photography, and in the archive of photographer Annemarie Heinrich, among others.
- The material dimension of Hispanic-American images.
- Matter in cult images and devotional objects.
- Color, chemistry and technical experimentation in nineteenth-century photography.
- The material thickness of photography between art and mass culture of the twentieth century.
- Matter and objects in the work of Antonio Berni.