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LA FRONTERA/THE BORDER: ART ABOUT THE MEXICO/UNITED STATES BORDER EXPERIENCE. Patricio Chavez et al. Centro Cultural de la Raza and Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, San Diego, 1993. 228 pp. with 39 ills. (36 col.). 25 x 23 cm. LC 92-62591 ISBN 0934418411 Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Accompanying an exhibition designed to illuminate the complex interplay of political and cultural forces along the Mexican-American border as reflected in current art in the region, this chiefly textual catalogue documents installation pieces, paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs and mixed-media assemblages produced over the past decade by Luis Jimenez, Ray Smith, Carmen Lomas Garza, Terry Allen, Peter Goin, Julio Galan and 31 other American and Mexican artists and collaboratives. Six diverse essays include a critical overview of the featured works and texts discussing the activities of Chicano arts organizations in the San Diego area, the prevalence of border imagery in the work of Tijuana artists, and the problematic status of multiculturalism in the contemporary art world.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Mexico, United States — Post-1970 — Several Media — Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 02,03,20,22
Worldwide Number: 024192
Paperbound $32.95    

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