Garzon, Sara : Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College: 
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: 
History of Art and Vsual Studies
Project Title: 
Mapping Emerging Artistic Pracitces of the Post-War Era in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica
Project Abstract: 
I propose to investigate the work of artists and curators in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to determine how they are responding to both their current sociopolitical situation as well as addressing the long-standing issues of coloniality as accentuated by the events of the civil-wars. I plan to spend two weeks in each country conducting interviews with a selected group of art practitioners, as well as examining works of art available to me in studio visits, art museums and galleries, so that I can gain familiarity with the threads of inquiry that have emerged in recent years.