'An immensely engaging book that combines innovative art criticism with the recent social and cultural history of Mexico...not only informative but path-breaking.' - Jean Franco, Emeritus, Columbia University
New Tendencies in Mexican Art: The 1990'sby R. Gallo
Since the 1980s there has been considerable interest in Mexico and its art, as one can see from the sheer number of exhibitions, catalogues, and articles devoted to the subject. Despite this interest, there are few books devoted to contemporary Mexican art. New Tendencies in Mexican Art is the first book-length study devoted to a generation of Mexican artists who have had enormous international success. It focuses on several 'tendencies' Gallo has identified as prominent themes in the work of these artists including orientalism, perversion, and a fascination with urban culture.
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Ruben Gallo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University, where he teaches courses on media, modernity, and the avant-garde in Mexico.
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