Elize Mazadiego is an art historian in Modern and Contemporary art (PhD, University of California San Diego), with a specialism in Latin American art.
Submission deadline: February 20, 2023
For Issue 14 of the Stedelijk Studies Journal we aim to critically reframe discussions on global art and the “transnational” with the question: what might a decolonized understanding of transnational and transcultural Amsterdam, and the Netherlands more broadly, look like?
In our call for research, we invite proposals that examine artists, collectives, exhibitions, and spaces (independent and institutional) that reconsider the transnational histories and present nows of art in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We seek ideas that address the complex, alternative, artistic and curatorial experiments that concentrate on a diverse range of practitioners in the postwar and contemporary era, many of who hailed from countries in the Global South and outside of Europe. Complementing previous issues of Stedelijk Studies Journal on global art history and museum practice such as #01 “Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art,” #06 “The Borders of Europe,” and #09 “Modernism in Migration,” Issue 14 will ask how might artistic-research and emerging scholarship further complicate our very notion of the transnational as an art-historical paradigm and/or method—and, indeed, “Dutch” as a stable signifier of national identity for cultural practitioners?
Stedelijk Studies invites proposals that examine artists, collectives, spaces (independent and institutional) and exhibitions that were formative to this history of art in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
The Stedelijk Studies Journal is a high-quality, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Issue 14 will be co-edited by Dr. Elize Mazadiego and Dr. Daniel Quiles, with Dr. Charl Landvreugd serving as editor-in-chief.
More details: https://stedelijkstudies.com/call-for-research-stedelijk-studies-14/
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
5:00 PM EST
A live online conversation between artist Anna Bella Geiger and art historian Elize Mazadiego on the complex and varied role of mapping in Geiger’s work.
This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Political/Subjective Maps: Anna Bella Geiger, Magali Lara, Lea Lublin, and Margarita Paksa at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). For more information and to register: https://www.islaa.org/events/2023-feb-geiger
8-9 June, 2023 | University of Amsterdam
Abstracts due by Friday 6 January, 2023
Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Sāo Paulo (MAC USP), this event engages new and interdisciplinary research on the relationship between art and institutions in Europe and Latin America in the postwar period.
For the full details:
Elize Mazadiego's book Dematerialization and the Social Materiality of Art is the recipient of the 2022 Best Book Award in Latin American Visual Culture from the Latin American Studies Association (presented by the Visual Culture Studies Section). You can read more about the LASA prize here: https://lasaweb.org/en/2022-section-awards/
Sponsored by the Center for Southern Cone Studies and the Spanish and Portuguese Department.
For more information: https://www.international.ucla.edu/lai/calendar/15580
In 1992, artist David Lamelas (Argentina, 1946) installed Quand le ciel bas et lourd at the temporary exhibition America: Bride of the Sun—500 Years of Latin-America and the Low Countries at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), a show that explored the cultural, economic, and political exploitation of indigenous America by European forces, and its project of colonization and erasure. Lamelas’ work remained a public installation in KMSKA’s garden until March 2021 when it was dismantled as a result of the museum’s years-long renovation. This article examines the work in the context in which it was exhibited and later destroyed as a lens to examine two aspects of contemporary art and history in Flanders. Firstly, it foregrounds the complex, transnational heritage that Lamelas’ work presents and considers its implications upon the local, cultural scene in which it resided from the 1960s to 70s, in the 1990s and in the present. Secondly, the text frames Quand le ciel bas et lourd and America: Bride of the Sun as reverberating with the emergence of nationalism in Flanders and a global, postcolonial discourse in the art world. This article considers how aspects of Lamelas’ work and its elusive meanings over space and time might challenge monolithic understandings of Flemish art.
Online, 9 December 2021, 18:00 — 19:15
For more details and registration info: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=24813
Jan Mot in collaboration with WIELS hosts a conversation with Michel Claura and Elize Mazadiego. This event coincides with the current exhibitions: Ian Wilson, David Lamelas: Traces of Speech and Time in Michel Claura’s Miscellanies at Jan Mot (05/06/2021 - 12/09/2021) and Marcel Broodthaers: Industrial Poems, Open Letters at WIELS (10/09/2021 – 09/01/2022)
10 September 2021, 18:30-20:00, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday 22 June, 2021 and Wednesday 23 June, 2021, 16:00-18:00 CET-Amsterdam/9:00-11:00 CT-Chicago.
Full programme and registration details here.
An 8-part online series from February to November 2021 that invites international scholars to present their current work on histories and contemporary modes of artistic activism. Full programme and registration details here.
The monograph reconceptualizes mid-twentieth-century avant-garde practices in Argentina with a focus on the changing material status of the art object in relation to the country’s intense period of modernization. A critical examination of art’s materiality and its social role within Argentina, this important study paves the way for broader investigations of postwar Latin American art.