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OP XXIV BIENAL DE SAO PAULO: NUCLEO HISTORICO -- ANTROPOFAGIA E HISTORIAS DE CANIBALISMOS (24th Bienal de Sao Paulo: Historical Nucleus -- Anthropophagy and Histories of Cannibalism). Pavilhao Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, 1998. Organized and published by Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo. 560 pp. with 265 ills. (213 col.). 28 x 21 cm. ISBN 8585298081 Bilingual in Portuguese and English (some entries in Portuguese only; five brief reprinted texts in French and Portuguese only).
Published in conjunction with a wide-ranging series of exhibitions that comprised the core, historical section of the Bienal, this massive volume explores the significance of cannibalism as an artistic theme and as a metaphor for the appropriation and transformation of Western traditions that has played a central role in the development of Latin American art and culture. More than 40 essays range from discussions of the depiction of cannibalism in 18th- and 19th-century art and the anthropophagic dimensions of Dada and Surrealism to examinations of broadly defined issues of consumption and assimilation reflected in the works of numerous modern and contemporary Latin American, North American and European artists. Includes excellent reproductions of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other pieces by such diverse figures as Goya, Gericault, Rodin, Van Gogh, Torres-Garcia, Siqueiros, Magritte, Amaral, Matta, Bacon, Oiticica, Hesse, Bourgeois and Kuitca.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,07,08,15
Worldwide Number: 026832
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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