2008 - 2011
Meeting Margins is a research project funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and led by Professor Valerie Fraser (School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex) in collaboration with TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, at the University of the Art London). It proposed a new approach to the study of post-WWII art from Latin America, challenging the role of New York as the dominant force in modern art in this period. Investigation focussed on artistic encounters between Europe and Latin America, as well as intra-Latin American exchanges. Using selected case studies from ESCALA, Meeting Margins ultimately aimed to investigate the artistic exchanges between Latin America and Europe, setting forth a reading of the US as a facilitator (rather than a dominant force) in avant-garde activity of the period from 1950 to 1978.