Between the Good and the Goods / Spring 2016

As part of the Graduate Seminar program, taught at the United States Boston University on spring 2016, this course is an invitation to think the place of art and of the aesthetical experience in general by examining some key works of the late La- tin American canon, especially of the last three decades. From Sebastião Salgado’s “aesthetization of poverty” to Santiago Sierra’s “conscious exploitation” of workers in order to create “works of art” sellable in top tier galleries, the practice of contemporary art in Latin America, is filled with examples that problematize and tease up the very possibility of finding a place for art in society.

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