Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America
Library Shelf Location 15c.LQCA
Publication Date 2013
Description 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 indepth 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. The book examines the interaction of form and content in works by Latin American-born or based artists, including gabriel Orozco, Doris salcedo, Ernesto Neto, Francis Alÿs, Jorge Macchi, santiago sierra, Carlos garaicoa, Jennifer Allora and guillermo Calzadilla. It also studies recent works by emerging artists including rivane Neuenschwander, Javier Téllez, Donna Conlon, David Zink Yi, Héctor Zamora and regina José galindo.
ISBN 9781849760706
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Author Iria Candela
Format Paperback
Publisher Tate Publishing
Related Artists Carlos Garaicoa, Ernesto Neto, Francis Alys, Gabriel Orozco, Rivane Neuenschwander, Javier Tellez, Santiago Sierra, Doris Salcedo, Hector Zamora, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Jorge Macchi, Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, Narda Alvarado, Donna Conlon, Regina Jose Galindo, Tomas Ochoa, Miguel Angel Rios, Ingrid Wildi Merino, David Zink Yi
Category Art from a specific Geographical/Political Region
Related Country/Global Region Latin America
Language English

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