History of Art and Architecture

Jennifer Josten Investigates Artists' Research Practices

Jennifer Josten joins a panel of researches at the Frost Art Museum FIU to discuss contemporary art of Latin America in relation to Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display: Roberto Obregón Archive from the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection, curated by Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director and Visiting Curator, University Galleries, University of Florida and Kaira Cabañas, Ph.D., Professor in Global Modern and Contemporary Art and affiliate faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  

This panel discussion addresses the role of research in an artist’s work, as well as the relationship among display, creativity, and innovative forms of knowledge. Presenters include Jennifer Josten, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh and Fernanda Pitta, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Pinacoteca Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. The artistic practices of Mariana Castillo Deball, Laercio Redondo, and Roberto Obregón will be explored. For 30 years, conceptual artist Roberto Obregón dedicated himself to the rose. He dismantled its kitsch aesthetic and introduced a pseudo-scientific approach to its dissection. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, May 16, 2021. Read more at FIU.