Art for the future : Artists Call and Central American solidarities / edited by Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky.

  • English
  • Spanish
First edition.
  • Los Angeles, CA : Inventory Press ; Boston, MA : Tufts University Art Galleries, [2022]
  • ©2022
327 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm


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"In the early 1980s, a group of artists, writers and activists came together in New York City to form Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America, a creative campaign that mobilized nationwide in an effort to bring attention to the US government's violent involvement in Latin American nations such as Nicaragua and El Salvador. Together the group staged over 200 exhibitions, concerts and other public events in a single year, raising awareness and funds for those disenfranchised by such political crises. Art for the Future illuminates the history of Artists Call with archival pieces and newly commissioned work in the spirit of the group's message. In Spanish and English, a wide selection of artists and organizers examine the group's history as well as the issues that were as urgent to Artists Call in 1984 as they are now: decolonization, Indigeneity, collectivity, human rights and self-determination. Artists include: Antena Aire, Benvenuto Chavajay, Leon Golub, Hans Haacke, Fredman Barahona & Christian Dietkus Lord, Sandra Monterroso, Carlos Motta, Claes Oldenburg, Gregory Sholette and Coosje van Bruggen, Maria Thereza Alves, Sabra Moore, Jerri Allyn, Dona Ann McAdams, Rudolf Baranik, Susan Meiselas, Alfredo Jaar, Martha Rosler, Jesús Romeo Galdámez and Jimmie Durham"-- Provided by publisher.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Art for the future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, Tufts University Art Galleries, January 20, 2022-April 24, 2022"--Colophon.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
In English and Spanish.
  • Director's foreword
  • Art for the future : an introduction / Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky
  • Calls to action / Abigail Satinsky
  • Re-calling Artists Call / Lucy R. Lippard
  • Artists Call's beginnings : an interview with Doug Ashford
  • The Institute of Arts and Letters of El Salvador in Exile : an interview with Daniel Flores y Ascencio and Doug Ashford
  • Remembering Artists Call : an interview with Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Juan Sánchez, Fatima Bercht, and Doug Ashford
  • Temporality and counter-temporality / Erina Duganne
  • From monuments to models : the counter-temporality of Artists Call / Erina Duganne
  • On feathers, generosity, and the construction of the future / Beatriz Cortez
  • A history of U.S. intervention / Erina Duganne
  • U.S. intervention in Central America : an interview with Fatima Bercht and Daniel Flores y Ascencio-- Indigenous solidarity in the Americas : Akwesasne Notes' call to native North American nations / Antonio Serna, Documents of Resistance
  • Information/disinformation / Erina Duganne
  • U.S. isolation box, Grenada, 1983 / Hans Haacke
  • Solidarity art by mail : an interview with Josely Carvalho and Fatima Bercht
  • The aesthetics, pedagogy, and politics of the Central American solidarity movement / Yansi Pérez
  • Self-determination and sovereignty / Abigail Satinsky
  • Recipes for survival / Maria Thereza Alves
  • Reconstruction project : an interview with Sabra Moore
  • What is justice to the dead? On Sabra Moore's Reconstruction project / Josh Rios
  • Writing art histories from below : a decolonial guanaca-hood perspective / Kency Cornejo
  • Making in community / Abigail Satinsky
  • Networks and collaborations : an interview with Doug Ashford and Juan Sánchez
  • Judy at seven, preparing for Ana / Naeem Mohaiemen
  • Once upon 1984 in El Salvador / Muriel Hasbun-- Pulse : new cultural registers / Muriel Hasbun
  • Feeling solidarity / Erina Duganne
  • A luta continua (The struggle continues) : an interview with Jerry Kearns
  • Queer revolution / Jerri Allyn
  • Poetry project : an interview with Kimiko Hahn
  • Platform central/Central plataforma / Antena Aire and Tierra Narrative
  • A proposal for a useful archive of Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America / Josh MacPhee
  • Learning from Artists Call / Abigail Satinsky
  • Artists Call : a chronology / Erina Duganne.
Other title(s)
  • Art for the future.
  • Art for the future. Spanish.
  • 9781941753392 (paperback)
  • 1941753396 (paperback)
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