Beyond the Fantastic : Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America

Beyond the Fantastic : Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America


"Copublished with the Institute of International Visual Arts, London"
"A new wave of art and cultural criticism is emerging in Latin America. The essays in this collection not only represent a serious remapping of art history, but some of them have already been influential in revising our notions of Latin American art and culture."
-- Jean Franco, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University "This is not just some of the best Latin American art criticism, but some of the best art criticism tout court."
-- Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History, University of Essex This anthology, edited by Cuban art historian and critic Gerardo Mosquera, offers a wide selection of writings by some of the most important cultural theoreticians of contemporary Latin America. Together they comprise a distinctive corpus of new theoretical discourses, critical of modernity and solidly and pragmatically anti-utopian. The collection balances traditional and popular aesthetic-symbolic production as well as Afro- and Indo-American presences in the visual arts, and covers the whole of the Americans, including the Caribbean and the United States.

Contributors: Msnica Amor. Pierre E. Bocquet. Gustavo Buntinx. Luis Camnitzer. Nistor Garcma Canclini. Ticio Escobar. Andrea Giunta. Guillermo Gsmez-Peqa. Paulo Herkenhoff. Mirko Lauer. Celeste Olalquiaga. Gabriel Peluffo Linari. Carolina Ponce de Lesn. Mari Carmen Rammrez. Nelly Richard. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto. George Yzdice.

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Gerardo Mosquera
Paperback | 344 pages
181.4 x 234.7 x 30.7mm | 930.6g
Publication date
01 Aug 1996
MIT Press Ltd
MIT Press
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, Mass., United States
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