Touched Bodies : The Performative Turn In Latin American Art

Ezcurra, Mara Polgovsky. Touched Bodies : The Performative Turn In Latin American Art. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art? In Touched Bodies, Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. Based on original documents and innovative readings, her book brings politics and ethics to the discussion of artistic developments during the “long 1980s”. She describes the rise of performance art in the context of feminism, HIV-activism, and human right movements, taking a close look at the work of Diamela Eltit and Raúl Zurita from Chile, León Ferrari and Liliana Maresca from Argentina, and Marcos Kurtycz, the No Grupo art collective, and Proceso Pentágono from Mexico. The comparative study of the work of these artists attests to a performative turn in Latin American art during the 1980s that, like photography and film before, recast the artistic field as a whole, changing the ways in which we perceive art and understand its role in society." -- Publisher's web site.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Ezcurra, Mara Polgovsky (Author)
Dossier: 800 - PERFORMANCE
Collation: x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781978802025
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press
Copyright Statement: 2019 by Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) and index.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 22:14
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 14:05
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