Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. / Edition 1

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What People Are Saying

Bryan Wolf
Urban Exile makes available for the first time the full range of Gamboa's brilliant and biting oeuvre.
John G. Hanhardt
Harry Gamboa Jr. is, as Chon Noriega forcefully argues, a unique figure within both the Chicano community and the alternative arts. The presentation of this rich archive of material challenges the too-often limited academic and museum-supported historical representations of conceptual, film, and performance art. Gamboa's Asco projects and No Movies confront and contest the art world's redetermined parameters of art history and practice. Urban Exile is an important resource: I will return to it often. -- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816630523
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Acknowledgments
Editor's Acknowledgments
No Introduction 1
Three Interviews (Written in Collaboration with Gronk and Willie Herron)
Interview: Gronk and Gamboa 27
Gronk and Herron: Muralists 32
Gronk: No Movie Maker 44
Urban Exile 51
Reflections on One School in East L.A. 56
Serpents in the City of Angels: After Twenty Years of Political Activism, Has L. A. Chicano Art Been Defanged? 64
In the City of Angels, Chameleons, and Phantoms: Asco, a Case Study of Chicano Art in Urban Tones (or, Asco Was a Four-Member Word) 71
Past Imperfecto 88
Light at the End of Tunnel Vision 97
Refractions of Home 121
A La Mode 131
No Phantoms 135
Young Boy in the 50s 139
The Gores 143
Waiting for Tickets 147
Stapled 151
Scissors 155
Fade In/Fade Out 161
Autologue 2 162
Autologue 25, 75, and 100 163
Angel's Flight 166
Bomba 168
Artopsy 168
Pistolwhippersnapper 172
No Slapstick 178
Cafe O'Lay 183
Pseudoturquoisers 189
Pinguino (1980) Written in Collaboration with Gronk and Willie Herron 196
Shadow Solo: Detour via Obsession 202
Void and Vain 209
Orphans of Modernism: A Radio Play 215
Jetter's Jinx: A Conceptual Drama 224
Antizona: A Conceptual Performance 241
Ismania: A Conceptual Performance 252
Bravo Heights: A Comedy for Television (unfinished) 268
No Crossing 278
There Was Eternal Disorder in the Silence Which Followed the Expulsion of the Species 282
Club Limbo 285
Ignore the Dents 305
Double Negativity: A Play in Desperate Acts 324
Vex Requiem: A Play with Music in Two Acts 329
Cruel Profit 365
Dia de los muertos 371
Phobia Friend 378
Vacant Tour 384
A Rival Departure 396
No Gray Matter 404
INS and Outs 408
Alibi No 413
Off Lines 420
No Beans in My Tortilla 427
Writer's Blockade 432
Head's Turn 436
Kiko's Kut 440
Hate Male 448
Whichever Way the Lead Blows 452
No Alibi 458
Rush Hour 462
Low and Slow 465
Chavalo Was Lost at "Si" 467
Where They Found Javier 472
Oscar's Middle Finger (unfinished) 480
In the Realm of the Senseless 488
The Chosen Fugue 490
I Don't Buy My Tacos from Trucks Parked Too Close to Sex Change Clinics 509
Ruby without Redress 513
Celebrity without a Cause 514
No Atonement 516
Azure Seizure (in Idahopeless) 518
Authority Figureless 520
Roll of the Dyed Ice 522
Liar's Nix 524
Deleted to Meet You 525
Gila's Alibi 527
Furious Descent of Crows 528
Urban Decay Buffet 529
Relativity 531
No Jalapeno Hot Enough 532
Phantoms Speak My Languish 533
Opposing Fast Lanes 534
Nothing's Wrong 536
Two Tongues 537
Man under the Influenza 538
The Little Prints 540
Rebuilding 542
Publication Information 547
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