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New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America
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Mariola V. Alvarez (Temple University) Ana M. Franco
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New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America

Mariola V. Alvarez (Temple University) Ana M. Franco



Theory of art;
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -


246 pages

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This edited volume examines the history of abstract art across Latin America after 1945. This form of art grew in popularity across the Americas in the postwar period, often serving to affirm a sense of being modern and the right of Latin America to assume the leading role Europe had played before World War II. Latin American artists practiced gestural and geometric abstraction, though the history of art has favored the latter. Recent scholarship, for instance, has focused on geometric abstraction from Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. The book aims to expand the map and consider this phenomenon as it developed in neglected regions such as Central America and the Andes, investigatinghow this style came to stand in for Latin American contemporary art.

Edited by:   Mariola V. Alvarez (Temple University), Ana M. Franco
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 171mm, 
Weight:   703g
ISBN:   9781138480766
ISBN 10:   1138480762
Series:   Routledge Research in Art History
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction [Mariola V. Alvarez and Ana M. Franco] Part I: Gestural Abstractions Informalism Between Surrealism and Concrete Art. Aldo Pellegrini and the Promotion of Modern Art in Buenos Aires during the 1950s [Maria Amalia Garcia] Calligraphic Abstraction and Postwar Brazilian Informalist Painting [Mariola V. Alvarez] The Painting Devoured: El Techo de la Ballena and the Destruction of Venezuelan Informalism [Sean Nesselrode Moncada] Part II: New Visions of Geometric Abstraction The Fotoforma Exhibition at MASP, 1951: Geraldo de Barros and the Museum-School [Heloisa Espada] Negotiating Afro-Brazilian Abstraction: Rubem Valentim in Rio, Rome, and Dakar, 1957-1966 [Abigail Lapin Dardashti] Fighting for the Abstract: Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez and Geometric Abstraction in Costa Rica [Lauran Bonilla-Merchav] Beyond Abstraction: The Work of Vicente Rojo, Kazuya Sakai, and Manuel Felguerez during the 1970s [Daniel Garza Usabiaga] Part III: Nuestra America: Abstraction between Latin America and the United States Andean Abstraction as Displayed at the Organization of American States [Michele Greet] The Politics of Abstraction in Colombian Art during the Cold War [Ana M. Franco] Public `Lifescapes': Gonzalo Fonseca's Designs for Life and Play (1964-1969) [Maria Laura Steverlynck] Part IV: Abstraction and the Avant-garde From Sacrilegious Black to Chromatic System: The Argentinean Monochrome [Daniel R. Quiles] Antagonistic Environments: Gendered Spaces and the Kinetic Installations of Colombian Artists Feliza Bursztyn, Jacqueline Nova, and Julia Acuna [Gina McDaniel Tarver] Vontade Construtiva: Latin America's Geometric Abstract Identity [Camila Maroja]

Mariola V. Alvarez is Assistant Professor at Temple University. Ana M. Franco is Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota.

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