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Maya Stanfield-Mazzi: “Uniforms of Colonization and Trophies of Imperialism: Andean Tapestries across Time and Space”
April 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, associate professor of Art History at the University of Florida and scholar ofPre-Colombian and colonial Latin America, especially Peruvian, art will present her keynote address on Friday for the Art Student Graduate Organization (ASGO) Symposium.
“Then and Now, Here and There: The Curious Lives of Objects,”
April 15, 5:30-7pm, and April 16, 9am-1pm.
2016 ASGO Symposium
The Art Student Graduate Organization (ASGO) will hold its second annual symposium April 15 and 16, titled “Then and Now, Here and There: The Curious Lives of Objects.” This interdisciplinary symposium considers the use and translation of objects across temporal, spatial, and cultural borders. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi will present the keynote address, “Uniforms of Colonization and Trophies of Imperialism: Andean Tapestries across Time and Space,” in the Ackland Art Museum on Friday, April 15, from 5:30 to 7pm. There will be a reception after the keynote address. On Saturday, April 16, ASGO will hold three panels in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room, in Wilson Library, from 9am to 1pm. ASGO will host a coffee, tea, and pastry reception before the panels begin. We kindly ask faculty members to announce the symposium to their classes, and invite all faculty members and students to attend.
Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi’s keynote will address the symposium’s themes through an examination of the production and collection of Andean tapestries. As items that played important roles in the colonial projects of the Wari and Inca empires, these tapestries later became implicated in the Spanish colonial regime in the Andes. Then, after the Andean nations gained independence, such items were collected by local antiquaries, only to later be sold to foreign collectors and museums. While addressing the multiple dynamics at play in the long lives of the tapestries, this talk will also consider how the particular art form of tapestry-woven cloth lends itself to colonial and imperial aims.