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Mari Carmen Ramírez
Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and founding director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Ramírez, Mari Carmen
Ramírez, Mari Carmen
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Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Cuban art critic and theorist Gerardo Mosquera (born 1945) introduces the exhibition Ante América—held in Bogotá’s Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
This is Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s contribution to the catalogue for the exhibition The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s organized in 1990 by the Studio Museum in Harlem ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
THE LAST DECADE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY​ was no less critical for the ongoing effort to (re)define Latin American and Latino art than earlier, especially active and pivotal periods like the 1920s and 1960s ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
These pivotal questions were posed by the important symposium that accompanied the exhibition 12 Latin American Artists Today/12 artistas latino americanos de hoy at The University of Texas at Austin ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
In this early essay, Marta Traba ponders how Latin American artists can produce art that is “continental” in character at a moment when art world centers are eschewing realism ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Marta Traba (1923–1983), the influential Argentinean art critic, wrote these two essays in the years after she relocated to Bogotá with her first husband, Colombian writer Alberto Zalamea ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
In this key essay, Luis Valdez (born 1940)—the Chicano playwright, writer, and film director—questions the validity of differentiating appellations such as “Spanish American,” “Mexican American,” or “Latin American” ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
DATING FROM THE MID-1950S THROUGH THE LATE 1970S, the documents gathered in this chapter re-frame the discussion of the nature and features of the “new” Latin American art ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
These two manuscripts by Argentinean artist, writer, and language inventor Xul Solar (born Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari, 1887–1963)—who was a member of the Buenos Aires avant-garde ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Cuba’s bimonthly (and later monthly) revista de avance not only fleshed out the direction of the country’s avant-garde tendencies of the late 1920s ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Better known for his essays and poems, Cuban-born José Martí engaged in art criticism throughout his career, including during his Mexican exile of 1875–76 ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
BY 1920, AS POLITICIANS AND INTELLECTUALS​ continued to debate the coordinates for the identity of the region, a new dimension of the problem emerged around the inclusive notion of a “new art” for the continent ...
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Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art (ICAA Documents Project) is a long-term archival, editorial, and bibliographic enterprise dedicated to the recovery and publication of thousands of primary source materials ...
Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?
This first volume of the Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art series published by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents 168 crucial texts written by influential artists, critics, curators, journalists, and intellectuals whose writings shed light on questions relating to what it means to be "Latin American" and/or "Latino."

Reinforced within a critical framework, the documents address converging issues, including: the construct of "Latin-ness" itself; the persistent longing for a continental identity; notions of Pan–Latin Americanism; the emergence of collections and exhibitions devoted specifically to "Latin American” or "Latino" art; and multicultural critiques of Latin American and Latino essentialism. The selected documents, many of which have never before been published in English, span from the late fifteenth century to the present day. They encompass key protagonists of this comprehensive history as well as unfamiliar figures, revealing previously unknown facets of the questions and issues at play. The book series complements the thousands of seminal documents now available through the ICAA Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art digital archive. Together they establish a much-needed intellectual foundation for the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of art produced in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.
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Print publication date April 2012 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300146974
EISBN 9780300246117
Print Status in print