New Tendencies in Mexican Art: The 1990's

New Tendencies in Mexican Art: The 1990's

by R. Gallo

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New Tendencies in Mexican Art: The 1990's by 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403961006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/08/2004
Series: New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 183
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

RUBÉN GALLO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. His articles on Mexican photography and on art and on Julia Kristeva have been published in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is a regular reviewer of Latin American art exhibitions for art journals such as Flash Art and Poliester (Mexico City). Gallo is the editor of the forthcoming Mexico City Reader (Semiotexte 2002).

Table of Contents

PART I: SETTING THE STAGE: LATIN AMERICAN ART OF THE 1990S Photography: Alfredo Jaar Installation Art: Javier Tellez (I, II) PART II: NEW TENDENCIES IN MEXICAN ART Tendencies Orientalism (I, II) Perversions The City Mexican Photography from Chiapas to Fifth Avenue PART III: THE ARTISTS Daniela Rossell Eduardo Abaroa Inaki Bonillas Stefan Bruggemann Jose Davila Yishai Jusidman Francis Alys

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