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URosarioX: Arte indígena contemporáneo

Learn and reflect on cultural aesthetic experiences from the artistic and social work of indigenous peoples, through a dialogue between contemporaneity and indigenous ancestral thought.

Arte indígena contemporáneo
4 semanas
4–6 horas por semana
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Comienza el 23 feb

Sobre este curso

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Faced with the attempt at cultural homogenization imposed on us by the colonial system in which we are immersed, in America, for more than half a century, a tendency has been generated to look with strong interest at indigenous peoples, their customs, cultures, beliefs and practices, in order to trace identities and understand the world through the eyes of “the others.”

The native peoples then began to be thought of as a cultural reference, since they have a firm influence on society in all kinds of artistic expression as well as in their daily life practices in general. However, the conceptions surrounding indigenous art in Latin America have been and are constantly associated with the idea of ​​the pre-Hispanic, creating an erroneous imaginary that their production is only inscribed in that historical moment, and that modern artistic exercises and contemporaries are only representations or reproductions of that “traditional” art.

That is why this course seeks to create a space for reflection from the field of arts, having as a starting point the dialogue between the contemporary and the ancestral, investigating issues as old as current such as identity, resistance, gender. , ritual and the body. All this, through creation and plastic experimentation, as well as the journey through the artistic practices of different guest artists and Julieth Morales, artist and indigenous woman belonging to the Misak indigenous community, author of this course.

Finally, we will learn about one of the ancestral practices that exists in the Misak and Nasa communities: “ Hilar ”, a basic daily exercise in the creation of indigenous clothing. Including ourselves in this practice will allow us to take this exercise to the level of reflection, where we will be able to identify some of the significant practices of indigenous peoples and connect them to the personal experiences of the participants.

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  • Idioma: Español
  • Transcripción de video: Español
  • Habilidades asociadas:Imagination, Optometry, Social Work, Influencing Skills

Lo que aprenderás

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  1. Demonstrate the processes of construction of contemporary indigenous identity through artistic/plastic work.
  2. Reflect on the concepts of identity, resistance, gender, ritual and body from the Misak perspective.
  3. Understand, through a critical perspective, the process of construction of female identity within the Misak community, in relation to contemporary times.
  4. Know the practice of spinning and generate a reflection around it, based on the worldview of the Nasa and Misak communities

Plan de estudios

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Section 1. Construction of indigenous identity

Contemporary indigenous art

Colombian artists

Artistic manifestations in Cauca

Section 2. Considerations about indigenous thought and identity



Indigenous thought

Section 3. Misak female identity

Gender in indigenous communities

Through ritual

Section 4. Threading the thought

Meanings of spinning

Creation exercise

Preguntas frecuentes

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  1. Does the course have a specific schedule? These courses do not have an established schedule as they depend on the learner's self-management of time. However, the topic development calendar must be met at the opening and closing times of the course.
  2. Who is the course aimed at? This course is aimed at anyone interested in the arts, contemporary art and ancestral indigenous culture. ****
  3. Can the course topics be taken in any order? Yes, the course has a thematic structure, but the student can easily take them in the chosen order. ****
  4. Do I need prior knowledge about art and indigenous communities? No, because a general and introductory context is given to understand art from a particular context.
  5. What is the scope of this course? This is an introductory level course to understand the breadth of contemporary indigenous art.
  6. Is this course only for a specific population? No, it is a course aimed at anyone interested in art in indigenous communities.
  7. What geographical areas does the course cover? The course includes a general context at the Colombian level and a context through a tour of the department of Cauca, Colombia, and particularly in the Guambia reservation.

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