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Fernando Fonseca P.

Fernando Fonseca P.

Biography:

My dissertation project focuses on manifestations of the Latin American historical avant-gardes and revisits archival resources to re-evaluate the impact they had on a longer timeline. I aim to display how the Latin American historical avant-gardes were re-materialized and re-purposed beyond their initial creation. To accomplish my aims, I have delimited a corpus of sources from four countries and two languages. In constructing this corpus, my project examines how avant-garde activity has been stored, archived, remembered, and transmitted and how they later were restaged and reinterpreted. I shape my corpus as a repertoire rather than an archive. Thus, the components of the corpus are not solely preserved aesthetic objects used for analysis; they become works, devices, and techniques that require social actors to be conserved and enacted.