On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias

Camnitzer, Luis. On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2009.

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Abstract (English)

" 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. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Camnitzer, Luis (Author); Weiss, Rachel (Editor); Weiss, Rachel (Prefacer)
Dossier: 430 - CAMNITZER, LUIS
Collation: 254 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780292760905
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Austin, TX: University of Texas Press
Artists: Camnitzer, Luis
Critics / Curators / Historians: Weiss, Rachel
Copyright Statement: University of Texas Press
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Includes index.

Series Name: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin America and Latino Art and Culture
Deposited by: Intern Stagiaire
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 18:11
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:23
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31078
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