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Comparativism beyond the west: new theories and methods for an inclusive art history

Grant number: 17/23454-8
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: May 17, 2018 - August 22, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Plastic Arts
Principal Investigator:Claudia Valladão de Mattos Avolese
Grantee:Claudia Valladão de Mattos Avolese
Visiting researcher: Christopher Heuer
Visiting researcher institution: Clark Art Institute, United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research proposal refers to a collaboration between UNICAMP, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and The Clark Art Institute in the United States. The main objective is to study alterity in the contemporary Atlantic through a central instrument of art historical investigation: comparison. Focussing on the study of the Pinacoteca permanent art collection, the project will invest on developing new models for writing, teaching and transmitting art history, promoting the expansion of the field regarding both its form and content. (AU)