Visual & Media Cultures Colloquia talk, the first one of the 2014-15 season, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4 pm in Porter D245: “Seeing is Not Believing: Colonialist Visuality, Inka Masonry, and the Challenge of Aniconism,” featuring Carolyn Dean.
Carolyn Dean is a Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz. A leading scholar in the field of Pre-Columbian visual studies, Dean studies Andean, particularly Inka (Inca), visual and performance culture both before and after Spanish colonization. She has published numerous articles and two books: Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ: Corpus Christi in Colonial Cuzco Peru (Duke University Press, 1999) and A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock (Duke University Press, 2010). In 2011, she won the Arvey Prize for best book on Latin American Art for A Culture of Stone.
Presented by Arts Division, Film & Digital Media, and History of Art & Visual Culture
Image: Trapezoidal Niche at Ollantaytambo, Peru. Inka, late 15th c. Photograph by Carolyn Dean