FUNDACIÓN NACIONAL PARA LAS BELLAS ARTES Y LA CULTURA - FUNBA -

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RESEARCH

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

FUNBA’S Research Department manages scholarships and research residence programs. The department proposes activities of mediation on knowledge production and knowledge transmission like developing research papers, offering workshops, and generate symposia which touches on topics that contribute to re-contextualize history and develop awareness on national art archives. Consequently the department proposes new epistemic categories and critiques on global discourses which relate to the local context. The Department also seeks to promote dialogues and create connections between researchers and contemporary artists.

FUNBA RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Through its Research Department la Fundación para las Bellas Artes y la Cultura FUNBA, launches scholarships and residence programs for supporting the production of knowledge about Guatemalan Art History and its present through theory and creative processes. Additionally, FUNBA seeks to generate dialog and artistic proposals between its archive and the present time; connections among generations and contexts, building and joining theories and artistic processes that contribute to the reviewing and new interpretations on the national artistic heritage of Guatemala. This research activity will become the core investigational motif of FUNBA’s media-tech; yearly its most relevant documents will be presented in a research symposium, transcribed and printed in FUNBA’s anual journal, available on request. 

 
 
 Mandala, 1993. Rodolfo Abularach

Mandala, 1993. Rodolfo Abularach


RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP “TRIBUTE FOR TRAJECTORY”
FIRST EDITION - RODOLFO ABULARACH

FUNBA convenes researchers in the field of arts, humanities and social sciences to postulate for a single academic research scholarship for doing research work on the life and work of a (given) Guatemalan artist from the FUNBA collection, as part of a yearly tribute to the Guatemalan visual arts legacy.

In this first edition, proposals will be received to research on the life and work of Modernist artist Rodolfo Abularach.

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RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

FUNBA invites researchers in the field of arts, humanities and social sciences to postulate a proposal for an academic research scholarship for doing research work on the following topics: art pieces or historical objects from FUNBA’s collection, or investigate on its Research Department thematic core ideas: the transmission of knowledge in the arts as theory and/or practice, the archive as concept, transmodernity and composicionism as a way to articulate knowledge between art and theory, and or history in the arts.   

 Retablo. Mixed media, 1971. Roberto Cabrera

Retablo. Mixed media, 1971. Roberto Cabrera



ARTISTIC RESEARCH RESIDENCE

La Fundación para las Bellas Artes y la Cultura FUNBA, convenes national artists from all disciplines to postulate for an artistic research residence in order to produce knowledge and conduct processes of artistic experimentation around FUNBA’s archive and/or its Research Department’s conceptual core ideas.

    Wooden Prehispanic sculpture 

 

Wooden Prehispanic sculpture 


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC RESEARCH RESIDENCE

FUNBA invites a researcher in the field of arts, art history, aesthetics or social sciences conducting a research Master or Phd degree to postulate a proposal for doing academic research scholarship for doing research work on the following topics: art pieces or historical objects from FUNBA’s collection, framing the investigation in the context of FUNBA’s Research Department thematic core ideas: the transmission of knowledge in the arts as theory and/or practice, the archive as concept, transmodernity and composicionism as a way to articulate knowledge between art and theory, and or history in the arts.

 Navetas, Guatemalan goldsmith. XVII-XX centuries

Navetas, Guatemalan goldsmith. XVII-XX centuries


SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

FUNBA offers technical and financial support to artists and researchers developing proposals that link their investigative themes to the department’s core ideas of interest. To be considered, projects should be at least fifty percent or further in development according to the initial proposal of execution. Research projects will be included in FUNBA’s annual publication in order to promote and diffuse knowledge on matter of concern.