Avant-Garde, Internationalism, and Politics: Argentine Art in the Sixties / Edition 1

Avant-Garde, Internationalism, and Politics: Argentine Art in the Sixties / Edition 1

by Andrea Giunta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822338939

ISBN-13: 9780822338932

Pub. Date: 07/16/2007

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The 1960s were heady years in Argentina. Visual artists, curators, and critics sought to fuse art and politics; to broaden the definition of art to encompass happenings and assemblages; and, above all, to achieve international recognition for new, cutting-edge Argentine art. A bestseller in Argentina, Avant-Garde, Internationalism, and Politics is an examination of

Overview

The 1960s were heady years in Argentina. Visual artists, curators, and critics sought to fuse art and politics; to broaden the definition of art to encompass happenings and assemblages; and, above all, to achieve international recognition for new, cutting-edge Argentine art. A bestseller in Argentina, Avant-Garde, Internationalism, and Politics is an examination of the 1960s as a brief historical moment when artists, institutions, and critics joined to promote an international identity for Argentina's visual arts. Andrea Giunta analyzes projects specifically designed to internationalize Argentina's art and avant-garde during the 1960s: the importation of exhibitions of contemporary international art, the sending of Argentine artists abroad to study, the organization of prize competitions involving prestigious international art critics, and the exportation of exhibitions of Argentine art to Europe and the United States.

About the Author:
Andrea Giunta is a professor of art history at the Universidad de San Martin and an associate professor of art history at the Universidad de Buenos Aires

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338932
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/16/2007
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
About the Series     xi
Preface and Acknowledgments     xiii
Translator's Note     xvii
Abbreviations     xix
Introduction     1
Modern Art on the Margins of Peronism     25
Postwar Chronicle     26
The North American Invasion     31
Abstract Artists Between Communists and Liberals     33
The Platforms for the Displaced     36
The Official Policy Toward Art     39
The French Invasion     42
Controversies on Abstract Art     45
Between Peronism and Abstract Art: Coming to Terms     47
Ver y Estimar on the Ramparts of Modern Art     48
Proclamations and Programs During the Revolucion Libertadora     55
The Embassies of Art     59
A Revitalized Museum     64
A New Museum for the New Art     67
Boa, Phases, and the International Front of the Avant-Garde     70
Conflicting Internationalisms     81
The Exploration of Materials     85
The "New" Art Scene     91
Journal of a Collector     96
Coming Out in Society     101
The First InternationalExhibition     108
The 150th Anniversary Celebrations     112
A Plan for Success     113
The Avant-Garde as Problem     119
The Material Limits     125
The Art of "Things"     128
An Aesthetic of Violence     135
Argentines in Paris     143
Avant-Garde and Narration     151
The Total Art Object     158
The Decentering of the Modernist Paradigm     163
Suspending Judgment and Embracing Novelty     169
Other Genealogies for Modern Art     171
An All-Consuming Aesthetic     180
Strategies of Internationalization     189
The American Family     191
International Awards for National Recognition     198
The Circulating MOMA Exhibitions     208
1964: The Year of Recognition     210
Biennial and Anti-Biennial     221
The Culmination of Internationalism     227
The Aporias of Internationalism     233
The Avant-Garde Between Art and Politics     243
The Artist as Intellectual     246
A "Plastic" Crime     249
The Politics of Assemblage     256
The Avant-Garde Between the Two Boundaries      264
Art as a Collective and Violent Action     267
Conclusions     281
Notes     291
Bibliography     373
Index     397

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