Image caption: León Ferrari, Santa María (Saint Mary) (Caravel, detail of Justice/1492–1992. The Five Hundredth Anniversary of The Conquest), 1992. Installation
Dr Eve Kalyva, Lecturer in Art History, has received funding from the Society for Latin American Studies for a two-day event entitled ‘Working with the Works of Leon Ferrari’.
Taking place on 8 and 9 December, this interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral event showcases the expansive oeuvre of renowned Argentine artist León Ferrari, and his multifaceted artistic practice, as well as its resonance in today’s context. It negotiates key issues in the study of Latin American art and culture and brings together art historians, museum professionals, curators and conservators.
On the first day, Dr Kalyva will be hosting a workshop at the Tate Modern, which will offer a first-hand experience of Ferrari’s work. This will be followed on the second day by an online symposium, examining the challenges in presenting, conserving, and framing some of Ferrari’s key works across conceptual, institutional, cultural and political contexts.
‘I’m very pleased to be able to introduce the work of Ferrari to wider audiences,’ says Dr Kalyva in the run up to the event. ‘The Tate has a considerable collection of his art, and it deserves closer attention.’
Bookings and further information
Part 1: Workshop at the Tate Modern
The Tate Modern workshop will be held between 11.00 and 16.00 on Wednesday 8 December 11.00-16.00; if you would like to attend, please contact Dr Kalyva (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly. Please note that places are limited.
Part 2: Online symposium
Full details and registration for the online symposium on 9 December at 14.00-17:00, can be found here: Working with the Works of León Ferrari.