Radical women : Latin American art, 1960-1985 / Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta ; with contributions by Rodrigo Alonso [and 13 others].

Los Angeles : Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017.
376 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


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"This stunning reappraisal offers long overdue recognition to the enormous contribution to the field of contemporary art of women artists in Latin America and those of Latino and Chicano heritage working during a pivotal time in history. Amidst the tumult and revolution that characterized the latter half of the 20th century in Latin America and the US, women artists were staking their claim in nearly every field. This wide ranging volume examines the work of more than 100 female artists with nearly 300 works in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance art, and other experimental media. A series of thematic essays, arranged by country, address the cultural and political contexts in which these radical artists worked, while other essays address key issues such as feminism, art history, and the political body. Drawing its design and feel from the radical underground pamphlets, catalogs, and posters of the era, this is the first examination of a highly influential period in 20th-century art history. "-- Provided by publisher.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized and presented by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Exhibition dates: Hammer Museum, September 15-December 31, 2017; Brooklyn Museum, April 13-July 22, 2018.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword / Ann Philbin
  • Introduction / Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta
  • The invisibility of Latin American women artists: problematizing art historical and curatorial practices / Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
  • The iconographic turn: the denormalization of bodies and sensibilities in the work of Latin American women artists / Andrea Giunta
  • Feminist art and "artivism" in Latin America: a dialogue in three voices / Julia Antivilo Peña, Mónica Mayer, and María Laura Rosa
  • Fallen monuments: the feminist continuum / Connie Butler
  • Exhibition themes
  • Plates
  • Argentina : In praise of indiscipline / Rodrigo Alonso
  • Brazil : To construct new houses and deconstruct old metaphors of foundation / Maria Angélica Melendi
  • Caribbean : "Yo misma fui mi ruta": a decolonial feminist analysis of art from the Hispanic Caribbean / Marcela Guerrero
  • Central America : One hundred times one / Rosina Cazali
  • Chile : Poetics of resistance / Andrea Giunta
  • Colombia : In the first person: poetics of subjectivity in the work of Colombian women artists, 1960-1980 / Carmen María Jaramillo
  • Mexico : Corporeal apparition, beyond appearances: women and bodily discourse in Mexican art, 1960-1985 / Karen Cordero Reiman
  • Paraguay : A country of women? / Andrea Giunta
  • Peru : Making sense of violence: women artists in Peru, 1960s-1980s / Miguel A. López
  • United States : "No son todas las que están ni están todas las que son" / Carla Stellweg
  • Uruguay : Traces in the shape of history / Andrea Giunta
  • Venezuela : Singular women: experimental art in Venezuela / Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.
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  • 3791356801 ((hardback))
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