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HRLA Studies: Alan Poma “Art, Time And Rebellion In Ancient Americas”

April 29 May 13

Art, Time, and Rebellion in Ancient Americas is the second installment of HRLA Studies, a series of free study sessions intended for skill sharing, thought provocation, collective learning and expansion of the commons. Two sessions are being offered this Spring. The sessions are free and open to everyone. No RSVP necessary. They take place in parallel to other HRLA programs at HRLA and around the area.

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Art, Time, and Rebellion in Ancient Americas
Hosted by Alan Poma
April 29, May 6, and May 13
6:30 – 9pm

This seminar delves into the connections between pre-Columbian art and contemporary practices, offering a critical examination of ancestral traditions. Organized into three thematic sections—object and time, space and sound, celebration and rebellion—it enables participants to engage with diverse artistic forms and worldviews, highlighting how these expressions can also serve as a form of cultural resistance.

Reading for the first session: “‘Metaphysical Subtleties and Theological Niceties’: Incarnation, Incantations, Animism, and the Powers of Pre-Columbian Visual Imagery,” by Thomas B.F. Cummins. 

Alan Poma is a Peruvian multidisciplinary artist who has developed the concept and practice of Andean Futurism. In his work, Poma investigates the characteristics of ancient American inhabitants, discovering resonances with the present. Alan’s work combines site-specific projects and various art forms, exploring connections between Avant Garde art traditions and Andean culture through collaboration with artists and scholars.