Sean Nesselrode Moncada AT COLLOQUIUM

 
 Edmundo Aray, Antonio de la Rosa, and Carlos Rebolledo,  Pozo muerto  (Caracas: Ediciones del Techo de la Ballena, January 1967) © El Techo de la Ballena Papers, The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

Edmundo Aray, Antonio de la Rosa, and Carlos Rebolledo, Pozo muerto (Caracas: Ediciones del Techo de la Ballena, January 1967)
© El Techo de la Ballena Papers, The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

On March 20, 2018, our colleague Sean Nesselrode Moncada, Assistant Professor of Art History, will be presenting on El Techo de la Ballena. Professor Nesselrode's paper, entitled "The Mutability of Magma: El Techo de la Ballena and the Venezuelan Petrostate," examines the ways through which El Techo’s heterogeneous practice challenged the dominance of kinetic abstraction while questioning the logic of the developmentalist petrostate, revealing an underbelly to the modernism that had long been obscured by a national push to "sow the oil."

The colloquium will be held at 10:15 AM at Danforth Lecture Hall, RISD Museum.

RSVP required.