LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Ed. by Waldo Rasmussen. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993. (Hardcover edition, distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, is out of print.) 424 pp. with 357 ills. (192 col.). 28 x 24 cm. LC 93-78095 ISBN 0870704249 In English.
An ambitious exploration of the complex origins and development of modern Latin American art, this well-illustrated catalogue documents a wide-ranging exhibition of some 230 paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages and installations by nearly 100 artists, including Rivera, Orozco, Torres-Garcia, Kahlo, Lam, Tamayo and Matta as well as such contemporary figures as Oiticica, Botero, Mendieta, Camnitzer and Jaar. Profiles of the featured artists augment 14 scholarly essays that include critical reviews of the careers of individual figures, discussions of the relationship of 20th-century Latin American movements to such international avant-garde trends as Constructivism, Surrealism and Pop and Conceptual art, and evaluations of the impact of social and political conditions in Central and South America on contemporary artists of the region.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024132
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