SPANISH 423 - Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World
Section: 002 Our North is the South: Designing Latin America
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

I have called this ‘The School of the South’ because in reality, our north is the South. There must not be north for us, except in opposition to our South. Therefore we now turn the map upside down, and then we have a true idea of our position, and not as the rest of the world wishes. The tip of America, from now on, insistently points to the South, our north.

Joaquín Torres-García, Universalismo Constructivo. Ed. Poseidón, Buenos Aires, 1941

This course is an introduction to the art and architecture of 20th century Latin America. But what, and which Latin America? We unpack the production and representation of America, the Americas, and Latin America as a series of overlapping territories. We discuss modernity and modernization through the art and architecture of the region in relationship to key political, economic, and technological events, and moving through various media—from painting and photography to performance, architecture, and urban planning. Following Torres-García, we examine what it means to produce art and architecture from the South as a critical position rather than a geographic constraint.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 423 - Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World
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002 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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