Study Day | Objects From Abroad: The Life of Exotic Goods

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 4, 2013

Objects From Abroad: The Life of Exotic Goods
in France and the United States (18th-20th Centuries)
New York University, 25 April 2013

Register by 19 April 2013

Screen shot 2013-04-02 at 11.10.54 AM9:15  Noémie Etienne, Introduction

9:30  O B J E T S  S A U V A G E S
Manuel Charpy (CNRS), Exchanges of Times: Curio Hunting and Market of Archaic Goodsbetween France and United States in the 19th Century
Yaëlle Biro (Metropolitan Museum), Crossing Boundaries: The Trade in African Art and Commercial Practices at the Turn of the 20th Century
Monique Jeudy-Ballini (CNRS) and Brigitte Derlon (EHESS), Domesticating While Keeping Wild: On French Collectors of ‘Primitive Art’

11:00  Break

11:20  F R O M  P L A C E  T O  D I S P L A Y
Fred Myers (Anthropology, NYU), Paintings, Publics, and Protocols: A Problem of Aboriginal Art
Hannah S. Fullgraf (Dallas Museum of Art), The Journey of a Kwakwaka’wakw House Post from British Columbia to Paris
Jean-François Staszak (University of Geneva) and Jean Estebanez (University Paris Diderot), Western Zoological Gardens and the Objectification / Exoticization of Human and Non-Human Animals

12:50  Lunch break

14:20  T R A V E L L I N G  A P P E A R A N C E S
Madeleine Dobie (French Studies, Columbia University), Furniture, Culture, and Commerce in 18th-Century France
Rustem Ertug Altinay (Department of Performance Studies, NYU), The Daughters of the Republic on the Catwalk: Turkey’s Diplomatic Fashion Shows in France and the United States
Mei Mei Rado (Bard Graduate Center, New York), The Hybrid Orient: Japonisme and Nationalism in the Takashimaya Mandarin Robes
Lauren Benetua (Marist-Lorenzo de’Medici, Florence), Imperial Collecting and Pacific Adaptations: On Textiles, Cloth, and Clothing

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NYU Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 Washington Square North, New York, 10003 – Phone: +1-212-992-7488. Please register by April 19 at valerie.dubois@nyu.edu.

Exhibition | Mexican Art at the Louvre

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on April 4, 2013

From The Louvre:

Le Mexique au Louvre: Chefs-d’oeuvre de la Nouvelle Espagne, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Musée du Louvre, Paris, 7 March — 3 June 2013

Curated by Guillaume Kientz and Jonathan Brown

 Cristobal de Villalpando, 'La Lactacion de Santo Domingo', © Rafael Doniz / Conaculta-INAHSinafo-Mex.

Cristobal de Villalpando, La Lactacion de Santo Domingo, © Rafael Doniz / Conaculta-INAHSinafo-Mex.

Mexican art, an area in which the Louvre’s Hispanic collection is intended to expand, will be showcased at the museum this spring. A selection of some ten of the finest works from this ‘sister’ school will be exhibited among the Spanish paintings. Among others, the monumental ‘Zurbaranesque’ work of José Juárez, the Baroque dynamism of Cristóbal Villalpando and the softness and delicacy of Rodríguez Juárez will introduce visitors to the many facets of New World art during this period and give them an understanding of its close yet independent relationship with Spanish art.

Although represented in national museums, Latin American art remains little known in France. The book that accompanies this exhibition, based on inventory work conducted by the Louvre and the French National Institute of Art History (the BAILA project), provides an overview of the major Latin American works in French museums, and explores the origins and evolution of this artistic school.

The Louvre’s press release (14 February 2013) is available here»

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