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Sztuka Ameryki Łacińskiej: studia o sztuce kolonialnej, nowoczesnej i współczesnej — 3.2013

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FOREWORD 13



Salcedo or Oscar Muñoz. Engrossing session discussions concerned urban re-
development of post-industrial buildings (both in Poland and in Mexico or Co-
lombia); numerous papers were of interdisciplinary character.

The third thematic block dealt with the issue of folk art, also referred to
as naive art, Native American art or artesanía (the last term is characteristic of
Latin America). Evidently, the field of interest is hard to define; even the fact of
using various terms suggests certain multi-vocality, which reaches us polypho-
nically, which varying intensity depending on the region. We could learn about
both Polish ethnographic collections of objects coming from Latin America and
the problems of folk art in certain regions of Peru and Mexico.

Meetings were attended by art historians, architects, museum employees,
linguists, philosophers and ethnologists. All participants heatedly exchanged
their observations on changes and currently dominating trends in visual art of
Latin America and its reception in the world. We assume that the conferen-
ce was a socially and, what is more important, scientifically successful event
thanks to the presence of numerous foreign guests. We are planning next meet-
ings.

Ewa Kubiak
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