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Conquering Self-Representation: A Collaborative Approach to the Aesthetical-Political Dimension of Amazonian Contemporary Art

Project description

Amazonian contemporary art

The globalisation of art circuits has influenced indigenous contemporary art. Now indigenous artists from the Amazon, in particular from Peru, attract the interest of different scientific disciplines like anthropology, art history and curatorial studies. Amazonian contemporary art proposes novel opportunities to approach the aesthetical-political dimensions of humanities and art. In indigenous Amazon contemporary artists’ life, work, evolution and activism are interconnected. The EU-funded Amazonart project, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, will develop theoretical and methodological knowledge that will facilitate our understanding of an artist's connection with global art circuits. Anthropology, art history, curatorial studies as well as museums will benefit from this research.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Essex Essex Haven Gateway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00