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Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America

The Modern Era, 1820-1980

  • Author: Dawn Ades,Guy Brett
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300045611
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 361
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This authoritative and beautiful book presents the first continuous narrative history of Latin American art from the years of the Independence movements in the 1820s up to the present day. Exploring both the indigenous roots and the colonial and post-colonial experiences of the various countries, the book investigates fascinating though little-known aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century art and also provides a context for the contemporary art of the continent.

The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820

The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820

  • Author: Joseph J. Rishel,Suzanne L. Stratton,Philadelphia Museum of Art,Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Museum),Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780876332504
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 568
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Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990

Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990

  • Author: David Craven
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300120462
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 228
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In this uniquely wide-ranging book, David Craven investigates the extraordinary impact of three Latin American revolutions on the visual arts and on cultural policy. The three great upheavals - in Mexico (1910-40), in Cuba (1959-89), and in Nicaragua (1979-90) - were defining moments in twentieth-century life in the Americas. Craven discusses the structural logic of each movement's artistic project - by whom, how, and for whom artworks were produced -- and assesses their legacies. In each case, he demonstrates how the consequences of the revolution reverberated in the arts and cultures far beyond national borders. The book not only examines specific artworks originating from each revolution's attempt to deal with the challenge of 'socializing the arts,' but also the engagement of the working classes in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua with a tradition of the fine arts made newly accessible through social transformation. Craven considers how each revolution dealt with the pressing problem of creating a 'dialogical art' -- one that reconfigures the existing artistic resource rather than one that just reproduces a populist art to keep things as they were. In addition, the author charts the impact on the revolutionary processes of theories of art and education, articulated by such thinkers as John Dewey and Paulo Freire. The book provides a fascinating new view of the Latin American revolutionaries -- from artists to political leaders -- who defined art as a fundamental force for the transformation of society and who bequeathed new ways of thinking about the relations among art, ideology, and class, within a revolutionary process.

Contemporary Art in Latin America

Contemporary Art in Latin America

  • Author: Nikolaos Kotsopoulos
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908966179
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
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Contemporary Art in Latin America continues the ARTWORLD series, bringing to light innovative contemporary art from across the globe. Delving into the artistic work from specific major geographical regions, the series continues to showcase both established and unknown artists whose work connects with their roots. New in paperback, Contemporary Art in Latin America celebrates this intriguing region and its creative outputs, setting the vibrant artistic tradition within its historical and cultural contexts. The volume opens with a text section, including essays by valued figures in the contemporary art world, looking firstly at the historical origins of Latin American art and moving on to focus extensively on contemporary work being produced by artists from this region. This section of the book will also be supported by an artist interview, offering the reader a personal insight into the relationship between Latin America’s art and its cultural past, present and future. The second half of the book comprises a plate section showcasing a broad variety of the art and themes discussed elsewhere in the book. Contemporary Art in Latin America encourages readers to reflect upon the art in this region and by these artists in relation to its historical and geographical context and encompasses a wide spectrum of critical debates, including politics and curatorial practice. The artists featured include those considered the most influential to emerge from the region during the last 50 years, such as Brazilian conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, whose work is currently being exhibited at Tate Modern, London and Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, who along with Ivan Serpa, founded the Neo-Concretist art movement. Doris Salcedo is also included, who caused a stir with her piece Shibboleth — creating a subterranean chasm that stretched the length of the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. The work of new and emerging talents is also featured, such as Miguel Calderon, labelled the “enfant terrible of contemporary art” and who has been described as having “a knack for pushing crass stereotypes and clichés to absurd and provocative extremes”. Encompassing the political and personal, Contemporary Art in Latin America is highly unique in its approach to exploring the artistic movements of this region, giving those with a genuine interest in art and culture an insight that is rich, engaging, shocking and inspiring.

On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias

On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias

  • Author: Luis Camnitzer
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292783493
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 272
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Artist, educator, curator, and critic Luis Camnitzer has been writing about contemporary art ever since he left his native Uruguay in 1964 for a fellowship in New York City. As a transplant from the "periphery" to the "center," Camnitzer has had to confront fundamental questions about making art in the Americas, asking himself and others: What is "Latin American art"? How does it relate (if it does) to art created in the centers of New York and Europe? What is the role of the artist in exile? Writing about issues of such personal, cultural, and indeed political import has long been an integral part of Camnitzer's artistic project, a way of developing an idiosyncratic art history in which to work out his own place in the picture. This volume gathers Camnitzer's most thought-provoking essays—"texts written to make something happen," in the words of volume editor Rachel Weiss. They elaborate themes that appear persistently throughout Camnitzer's work: art world systems versus an art of commitment; artistic genealogies and how they are consecrated; and, most insistently, the possibilities for artistic agency. The theme of "translation" informs the texts in the first part of the book, with Camnitzer asking such questions as "What is Latin America, and who asks the question? Who is the artist, there and here?" The texts in the second section are more historically than geographically oriented, exploring little-known moments, works, and events that compose the legacy that Camnitzer draws on and offers to his readers.

Dimensions of the Americas

Dimensions of the Americas

Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States

  • Author: Shifra M. Goldman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226301235
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 494
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This volume presents an overview of the social history of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. This collection of thirty-three essays focuses on Latin American artists throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The author provides a chronology of modern Latin American art; a history of "social art history" in the United States; and synopses of recent theoretical and historical writings by major scholars from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In her essays, she discusses a vast array of topics including: the influence of the Mexican muralists on the American continent; the political and artistic significance of poster art and printmaking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and among Chicanos; the role of women artists such as Guatemalan painter Isabel Ruiz; and the increasingly important role of politics and multinational businesses in the art world of the 1970s and 1980s. She explores the reception of Latin American and Latino art in the United States, focusing on major historical exhibits as well as on exhibits by artists such as Chilean Alfredo Jaar and Argentinean Leandro Katz. Finally, she examines the significance of nationalist and ethnic themes in Latin American and Latino art.

Woman And Art in Early Modern Latin America

Woman And Art in Early Modern Latin America

  • Author: Kellen Kee MacIntyre,Richard E. Phillips
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004153926
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 449
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This illustrated anthology brings together for the first time a collection of essays that explore the position of women and the contributions made by them to the arts and architecture of early modern Latin America.

Inverted Utopias

Inverted Utopias

Avant-garde Art in Latin America

  • Author: Mari Carmen Ramírez,Héctor Olea
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300102690
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 586
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In the twentieth century, avant-garde artists from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean created extraordinary and highly innovative paintings, sculptures, assemblages, mixed-media works, and installations. This innovative book presents more than 250 works by some seventy of these artists (including Gego, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Xul Solar, and Jose Clemente Orozco) and artists' groups, along with interpretive essays by leading authorities and newly translated manifestoes and other theoretical documents written by the artists. Together the images and texts showcase the astonishing artistic achievements of the Latin American avant-garde. The book focuses on two decisive periods: the return from Europe in the 1920s of Latin American avant-garde pioneers; and the expansion of avant-garde activities throughout Latin America after World War II as artists expressed their independence from developments in Europe and the United States. As the authors explain, during these periods Latin American art was fueled by the belief that artistic creations could present a form of utopia - an inversion of the original premise that drove the European avant-garde - and serve as a model for

Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America

  • Author: Iria Candela
  • Publisher: Tate
  • ISBN: 9781849760706
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Despite the growing importance of contemporary art from Latin America in the last two decades, no book exists that thoroughly explore this phenomenon. 'Art in Latin America' aims to fill that gap and to offer the reader an interpretative frame with which to understand the importance of contemporary art in this complex and diverse region. The book covers the vibrant Latin American art scene since 1990 through a detailed study of new and unconventional art practices. It offers an original and in-depth interpretation of more than a hundred works in the fields of sculpture, installation, performance, video and public art. The author focuses particularly on disruptive and politically committed art works that challenge the traditional forms of 20th-century art and recognise the need to strengthen freedom of expression and processes of democratisation in Latin America.

Crafting Gender

Crafting Gender

Women and Folk Art in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Eli Bartra
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384876
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 255
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This volume initiates a gender-based framework for analyzing the folk art of Latin America and the Caribbean. Defined here broadly as the "art of the people" and as having a primarily decorative, rather than utilitarian, purpose, folk art is not solely the province of women, but folk art by women in Latin America has received little sustained attention. Crafting Gender begins to redress this gap in scholarship. From a feminist perspective, the contributors examine not only twentieth-century and contemporary art by women, but also its production, distribution, and consumption. Exploring the roles of women as artists and consumers in specific cultural contexts, they look at a range of artistic forms across Latin America, including Panamanian molas (blouses), Andean weavings, Mexican ceramics, and Mayan hipiles (dresses). Art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States discuss artwork from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Suriname, and Puerto Rico, and many of their essays focus on indigenous artists. They highlight the complex webs of social relations from which folk art emerges. For instance, while several pieces describe the similar creative and technical processes of indigenous pottery-making communities of the Amazon and of mestiza potters in Mexico and Colombia, they also reveal the widely varying functions of the ceramics and meanings of the iconography. Integrating the social, historical, political, geographical, and economic factors that shape folk art in Latin America and the Caribbean, Crafting Gender sheds much-needed light on a rich body of art and the women who create it. Contributors Eli Bartra Ronald J. Duncan Dolores Juliano Betty LaDuke Lourdes Rejón Patrón Sally Price María de Jesús Rodríguez-Shadow Mari Lyn Salvador Norma Valle Dorothea Scott Whitten

City/Art

City/Art

The Urban Scene in Latin America

  • Author: Rebecca Biron
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822390736
  • Category: History
  • Page: 286
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In City/Art, anthropologists, literary and cultural critics, a philosopher, and an architect explore how creative practices continually reconstruct the urban scene in Latin America. The contributors, all Latin Americanists, describe how creativity—broadly conceived to encompass urban design, museums, graffiti, film, music, literature, architecture, performance art, and more—combines with nationalist rhetoric and historical discourse to define Latin American cities. Taken together, the essays model different ways of approaching Latin America’s urban centers not only as places that inspire and house creative practices but also as ongoing collective creative endeavors themselves. The essays range from an examination of how differences of scale and point of view affect people’s experience of everyday life in Mexico City to a reflection on the transformation of a prison into a shopping mall in Uruguay, and from an analysis of Buenos Aires’s preoccupation with its own status and cultural identity to a consideration of what Miami means to Cubans in the United States. Contributors delve into the aspirations embodied in the modernist urbanism of Brasília and the work of Lotty Rosenfeld, a Santiago performance artist who addresses the intersections of art, urban landscapes, and daily life. One author assesses the political possibilities of public art through an analysis of subway-station mosaics and Julio Cortázar’s short story “Graffiti,” while others look at the representation of Buenos Aires as a “Jewish elsewhere” in twentieth-century fiction and at two different responses to urban crisis in Rio de Janeiro. The collection closes with an essay by a member of the São Paulo urban intervention group Arte/Cidade, which invades office buildings, de-industrialized sites, and other vacant areas to install collectively produced works of art. Like that group, City/Art provides original, alternative perspectives on specific urban sites so that they can be seen anew. Contributors. Hugo Achugar, Rebecca E. Biron, Nelson Brissac Peixoto, Néstor García Canclini, Adrián Gorelik, James Holston, Amy Kaminsky, Samuel Neal Lockhart, José Quiroga, Nelly Richard, Marcy Schwartz, George Yúdice

Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America

  • Author: Pan American Union
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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Comic Art in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America Through 2000

Comic Art in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America Through 2000

An International Bibliography

  • Author: John A. Lent
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313312106
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 698
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A custom edition of the original book for the Clubs.

Latin American Art

Latin American Art

  • Author: Edward Sullivan
  • Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
  • ISBN: 9780714839806
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 352
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Because of the complex cultural roots of Latin American, art the range of artwork is varied and often startling in originality. The contributors to this book are writing from their own experience and this lends authenticity to the commentaries.

Primitivism and Identity in Latin America

Primitivism and Identity in Latin America

Essays on Art, Literature, and Culture

  • Author: Erik Camayd-Freixas,JosŽ Eduardo Gonz‡lez
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816520459
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 285
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Although primitivism has received renewed attention in recent years, studies linking it with Latin America have been rare. This volume examines primitivism and its implications for contemporary debates on Latin American culture, literature, and arts, showing how Latin American subjects employ a Western construct to "return the gaze" of the outside world and redefine themselves in relation to modernity. Examining such subjects as Julio Cort‡zar and Frida Kahlo and such topics as folk art and cinema, the volume brings together for the first time the views of scholars who are currently engaging the task of cultural studies from the standpoint of primitivism. These varied contributions include analyses of Latin American art in relation to social issues, popular culture, and official cultural policy; essays in cultural criticism touching on ethnic identity, racial politics, women's issues, and conflictive modernity; and analytical studies of primitivism's impact on narrative theory and practice, film, theater, and poetry. This collection contributes offers a new perspective on a variety of significant debates in Latin American cultural studies and shows that the term primitive does not apply to these cultures as much as to our understanding of them. CONTENTS Paradise Subverted: The Invention of the Mexican Character / Roger Bartra Between Sade and the Savage: Octavio PazÕs Aztecs / Amaryll Chanady Under the Shadow of God: Roots of Primitivism in Early Colonial Mexico / Delia Annunziata Cosentino Of Alebrijes and Ocumichos: Some Myths about Folk Art and Mexican Identity / Eli Bartra Primitive Borders: Cultural Identity and Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic / Fernando Valerio-Holgu’n Dialectics of Archaism and Modernity: Technique and Primitivism in Angel RamaÕs Transculturaci—n narrativa en AmŽrica Latina / JosŽ Eduardo Gonz‡lez Narrative Primitivism: Theory and Practice in Latin America / Erik Camayd-Freixas Narrating the Other: Julio Cort‡zarÕs "Axolotl" as Ethnographic Allegory / R. Lane Kauffmann Jungle Fever: Primitivism in Environmentalism; R—mulo GallegosÕs Canaima and the Romance of the Jungle / Jorge Marcone Primitivism and Cultural Production: FutureÕs Memory; Native PeoplesÕ Voices in Latin American Society / Ivete Lara Camargos Walty Primitive Bodies in Latin American Cinema: Nicol‡s Echevarr’aÕs Cabeza de Vaca / Luis Fernando Restrepo Subliminal Body: Shamanism, Ancient Theater, and Ethnodrama / Gabriel Weisz Primitivist Construction of Identity in the Work of Frida Kahlo / Wendy B. Faris Mi andina y dulce Rita: Women, Indigenism, and the Avant-Garde in CŽsar Vallejo / Tace Megan Hedrick

New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America

New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America

  • Author: Mariola V. Alvarez,Ana M. Franco
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351062123
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 246
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This edited volume examines the history of abstract art across Latin America after 1945. This form of art grew in popularity across the Americas in the postwar period, often serving to affirm a sense of being modern and the right of Latin America to assume the leading role Europe had played before World War II. Latin American artists practiced gestural and geometric abstraction, though the history of art has favored the latter. Recent scholarship, for instance, has focused on geometric abstraction from Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. The book aims to expand the map and consider this phenomenon as it developed in neglected regions such as Central America and the Andes, investigatinghow this style came to stand in for Latin American contemporary art.

Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art

Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art

  • Author: Patrick Frank
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • ISBN: 082635789X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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Bringing together sixty-five primary documents vital to understanding the history of art in Latin America since 1900, Patrick Frank shows how modern art developed in Latin America in this important new work complementing his previous book, Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America, Revised and Expanded Edition. Besides autobiographies, manifestos, interviews, and artists’ statements, the editor has assembled material from videos, blogs, handwritten notes, flyers, lectures, and even an after-dinner speech. As the title suggests, many of the texts have a polemical or argumentative cast. In these documents, many of which appear in English for the first time, the artists themselves describe what they hope to accomplish and what they see as obstacles. Designed to show how modern art developed in Latin America, the documents begin with early modern expressions in the early twentieth century, then proceed through the avant-garde of the 1920s, the architectural boom of midcentury, and the Cold War years, and finally conclude with the postmodern artists in the new century.

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art

  • Author: Jane Turner
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780333764664
  • Category: Art, Caribbean
  • Page: 782
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For abstracts see: Caribbean Abstracts, no. 11, 1999-2000 (2001); p. 111.

Beyond the Supersquare

Beyond the Supersquare

Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism

  • Author: Antonio Sergio Bessa
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0823260798
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 137
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Beyond the Super-Square: Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism, which developed from a symposium presented by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2011, showcases original essays by distinguished Latin American architects, historians, and curators, whose research examinesarchitecture and urban design practices in the region during a significant period of the twentieth century. Drawing from the exuberant architectural projects of the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as from socially engaged artistic practices of the present day, the essays in this collection reveal howthe heroic visions and utopian ideals popular in architectural discourse during the modernist era bore complicated legacies for Latin America - the consequences of which are evident in such vastly uneven economic conditions and socially disparate societies found throughout the region today.Beyond the Super-Square addresses how modernism came into being in Latin America and compellingly explores how it continues to resonate in today's cultural discourse. Among the topics explored are the influence of scale in Latin American architectural projects from the mid-twentieth century; thedevelopment and circulation of national cultural identities through architectural media; the damaging effects of natural resource extraction arising from the construction of major urban projects; and the recovery of canonically overlooked figures in art and architectural histories such as Lina BoBardi and Joao Filgueiras Lima ("Lele") of Brazil, Juan Legarreta in Mexico, and Henry Klumb in Puerto Rico. The innovative essays in Beyond the Super-Square take many of the themes traditionally examined within the strict field of urbanism and architecture and explore them against a broader range of disciplines, including global economy, political science, gender, visual arts, and urban planning. Theanthology's first section, "Remnants of Modernism," presents original scholarship focused on the modernist movement in Latin America, in particular modern architectural culture in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. The second section, "Paradigms of Contemporary Urbanism," features researchand artistic projects that address timely debates around the proliferation of informal urban settlements, the development of resource extraction cities, and the rise of poor and starving urban populations, among other concerns. The final section, "The Raw and the Cooked," focuses on the work of anoverlooked second generation of modernists and considers how contemporary artists in Brazil are formulating responses to timely cultural issues. Containing a breadth of scholarship, this book offers a compelling and distinctive view of contemporary life in Latin America.Contributors include Antonio Sergio Bessa, Holly Block, Ursula Bockler, Carlos Brillembourg, Ana Maria Duran Calisto, Raul Cardenas, Jose Castillo, Felipe Correa, Hannia Gomez, Julieta Gonzalez, Terence Gower, Dan Graham, Alejandro Hernandez-Galvez, Jose Lira, Javier de Jesus Martinez, WilliamMorrish, Ligia Nobre, Mauro Restiffe, Pedro Reyes, Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, Maria Ines Rodriguez, Mario Torres, and Alessandro Balteo Yazbek.

Art Museums of Latin America

Art Museums of Latin America

Structuring Representation

  • Author: Michele Greet,Gina McDaniel Tarver
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351777904
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 274
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Since the late nineteenth century, art museums have played crucial social, political, and economic roles throughout Latin America because of the ways that they structure representation. By means of their architecture, collections, exhibitions, and curatorial practices, Latin American art museums have crafted representations of communities, including nation states, and promoted particular group ideologies. This collection of essays, arranged in thematic sections, will examine the varying and complex functions of art museums in Latin America: as nation-building institutions and instruments of state cultural politics; as foci for the promotion of Latin American modernities and modernisms; as sites of mediation between local and international, private and public interests; as organizations that negotiate cultural construction within the Latin American diaspora and shape constructs of Latin America and its nations; and as venues for the contestation of elitist and Eurocentric notions of culture and the realization of cultural diversity rooted in multiethnic environments.