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The Uncanny Domestic

The Uncanny Domestic
170 St. George Street, Room 318
Time: Mar 10th, 12:00 pm End: Mar 10th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Latin American, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Mariana Barreto

The Latin American Studies program cordially invites you to a Luncheon Series lecture, titled:

The Uncanny Domestic:
New Configurations of the Domestic Space in Contemporary Peruvian Visual Arts

by Mariana Barreto

Barreto Image 1                    Barreto Image 2

This presentation analyzes two artistic interventions in the Peruvian cultural sphere thorugh an analysis of the depiction of domestic space by Peruvian contemporary female visual artists: Natalia Inguiniz and Ana Teresa Barboza. These artists piece together different techniques, materials and artistic languages to produce images of women within domestic settings and create a conceptual apparatus relative to gender that reconfigures prevailing notions and images of womanhood within the Peruvian cultural sphere.
The lecture examines how these images serve as re-significations of the domestic as a space of systemic violence in which women are seen as palying multiple roles. It also further explores how these representations of a domestic system of violence produce an aesthetic of the uncanny that is personified, performed, and read biographically. In so doing, the apper argues that by transforming domestic settings into spaces of the uncanny, these works simultaneoulsy address the (gendered) subject's space of production, enunciation, self-representation and self-affirmation.

About the Presenter
Mariana Barreto is LAS Visiting Scholar for 2016 / 17. She is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on contemporary visual arts, violence, and gender.


PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch will be served to those who register before the deadline. As this is a catered event, we kindly request that you honour your registration. Everyone is welcome!

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact the Latin American Studies Program at 416 946-7980.

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