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Touched Bodies : The Performance Turn in Latin American Art - Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra

Touched Bodies

The Performance Turn in Latin American Art

Hardcover Published: 21st June 2019
ISBN: 9781978802032
Number Of Pages: 276
For Ages: 18+ years old

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What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art? In Touched Bodies, Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. Based on original documents and innovative readings, her book brings politics and ethics to the discussion of artistic developments during the "long 1980s". She describes the rise of performance art in the context of feminism, HIV-activism, and human right movements, taking a close look at the work of Diamela Eltit and Raul Zurita from Chile, Leon Ferrari and Liliana Maresca from Argentina, and Marcos Kurtycz, the No Grupo art collective, and Proceso Pentagono from Mexico. The comparative study of the work of these artists attests to a performative turn in Latin American art during the 1980s that, like photography and film before, recast the artistic field as a whole, changing the ways in which we perceive art and understand its role in society.

ISBN: 9781978802032
ISBN-10: 197880203X
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 21st June 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52

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