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XVI International Symposium on Art History and Criticism

XVI International Symposium on Art History and Criticism

With the title of “Women in Dominican and Caribbean art: tradition and rupture”, the School of Criticism and History of Art (ECHA) of the Faculty of Arts of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo will celebrate its XVI International Symposium on History and Art critic.

The annual event will be held in virtual mode through the Zoom platform and the YouTube channel this Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021, in three blocks of hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the afternoon, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and from 6:00 in the afternoon to 9:00 at night.

It will include 12 conferences, four colloquia and five playful events and will be dedicated to Jeannette Miller, an outstanding Dominican writer, poet, historian and art critic.

Outstanding national and foreign academics from the University of Salamanca, Spain, the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Anáhuac, of Mexico, the University of the City of New York (CUNY), the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces (UNEFA) will participate in the event. ) of Venezuela, the Altos de Chavón School of Design, the Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) as host university.

Artists of various national and foreign genres will also take part, with a wide participation of creative and thinker women, as well as performance artists, art critics, curators, cultural managers, philosophers and writers.

On Wednesday, October 20, Jeannette Miller will participate, who will be in charge of the opening keynote conference, the academic and writer Odalís G. Pérez, the academic and researcher Margarita Aizpuru (Spain), the visual artists Natusha Croes (Aruba) and Erika Ordosgoitti (Venezuela), academic and writer Ofelia Berrido, visual artist and curator Carlos Acero Ruiz, academic and researcher Yolanda Wood (Cuba-Mexico), academic Anitza Gutiérrez and performance artists Anamín Santiago (Puerto Rico), Carina Campero (Venezuela), Elizabeth Ovalle and Margaret Sosa.

On Thursday, October 21, the Dominican academics Julissa Rivera, Plinio Chahín, Elena Litvinenko and Fidel Munnigh will participate; Dominican visual artists and curators Julianny Ariza, Kilia Llano, Laura Franco, Melissa Roedán, Yina Jiménez Suriel, Guadalupe Casasnovas, Inés Tolentino and Raquel Paiewonsky; by the art critics and curators Elvis Fuentes (Cuba-United States) and Amable López Meléndez, as well as the students of the Bachelor’s degree in History and Art Criticism of the UASD Chavelly Torres, Judith López, Madeline Abreu, Manuel Betances and Michelle Cruz. The event will close with a performance by the prominent multidisciplinary Dominican artist Geo Ripley.

Regarding the event, its organizer, Dr. Fidel Munnigh, director of ECHA, states: “This symposium, which reaches its sixteenth consecutive edition and for the second year in a row under virtual mode, aims to reflect on the role of women in Dominican and Caribbean art from the perspective of tradition and rupture ”.

The UASD International Symposium on Art History and Criticism was created in 2006 and since then it has been held uninterruptedly in October, the anniversary month of the founding of that university. It is an open forum where the typical problems of aesthetics, history and contemporary art criticism are addressed and debated. In the 16 years that it has been held, it has become a true benchmark in its field, always maintaining its plural, inclusive, dialogic and multidisciplinary character.

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