LAN! will engage Houston's Latino communities. Artists, community leaders, businesses, and non-profits from Pasadena to Cypress, The Washington Cultural District to East Houston, and including activated exhibitions in Third Ward, Second Ward, the East End, the Museum District, and elsewhere. This major event will redefine the Latino Arts in Houston.
LAN! is the only Latino-led cultural event of this scale in Houston’s history. LAN! is Latino-founded, Latino-run, and Latino-focused – Unlike any other such event in Houston or nationally.
Call For Papers, Panels, Presentations
The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to the this year’s theme: Sight Lines | Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.
Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border
All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:
• New directions in Latino/
• Puerto Rico post-Maria and the broader Caribbean
• Indigenous intersections
• Feminisms: past, present, and future
• Anti-gentrification art and practice
• Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses
• Museums and Latino art
• Digital humanities
• Latino art before 1960
• Publishing and pedagogy
• Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now
• Latino art situated in art history
Non-traditional formats are also welcome. Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or thorough descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: email@example.com by midnight of October 1, 2018.