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Title The new public art : collectivity and activism in Mexico since the 1980s / edited by Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource (viii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Series Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Contents Introduction. Agoraphilia : notes on the possibility of the public / Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra -- New muralisms. New muralisms after muralism / Natalia de la Rosa & Julio García Murillo -- GERMENcrew -- Public, political, and aesthetic spaces in Ayotzinapa / Ana Torres -- Campamento Visual Itinerante -- Feminist publics. Politics of enunciation and affect in an age of corporeal violence : Mónica Mayer's The clothesline and Pinto mi Raya's Embraces / Karen Cordero -- Colectivo AM -- Performative resurrections : "necro-publics" and the work of Guadalupe García-Vásquez / Erin L. McCutcheon -- Teatro Ojo -- The ultimate witnesses : listening to Teresa Margolles's counter-forensic archive / Carlos Fonseca & Enea Zaramella -- La Casa de El hijo del Ahuizote -- Anti-monuments and the undercommons. Public art and the grammars of antiracism / Abeyamí Ortega and Sarah Abel -- Aeromoto -- Menos días aquí and Bordamos por la Paz : grief, social protest, and grassroots memorialization in Mexico's war on drugs / Adriana Ortega Orozco -- Antimonuments : the brigade for memory -- Conceptualizing the public : memorialization and human rights law / Michael R. Orwicz and Robin Adèle Greeley -- Migrant poetics and capitalist landscapes. On affordable housing : reflections on the (a)political evolution of the territory / Arturo Ortiz Stuck -- Brigada Tlayacapan -- Polvo/polvoriento/polvareda : the poetics of dust, dissent and migration / Erica Segre
Summary "In this edited volume, Polgovsky Ezcurra and her contributors look at the rise in the creation of community-focused art projects, from public cinema, to off-stage dance and theatre, and to the creation of anti-monuments that have redefined what public art is and how people have engaged with it within Mexico City in particular, as well as other regions of Mexico, since the 1980s. With a mixture of in-depth studies and artist dossiers, the manuscript is organized into five main sections: Historical Return, Infra-Political Art, the Infrastructures of Commoning, Forensic Publics, and Grassroots Memorials and Distributed Publics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 12, 2023)
Subject Community arts projects -- Mexico
Artists and community -- Mexico
Public art -- Mexico
Group work in art -- Mexico
Art and social action -- Mexico
Art -- Political aspects -- Mexico
Artists -- Political activity -- Mexico
Art and social action.
Art -- Political aspects.
Artists and community.
Artists -- Political activity.
Community arts projects.
Group work in art.
Public art.
ART / General
Form Electronic book
Author Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara, editor, contributor.
LC no. 2022062238
ISBN 1477327630
Other Titles Collectivity and activism in Mexico since the 1970s