Diana Taylor: ¡Presente! The Politics of Presence (2020)

7 December 2020, dusan

“In ¡Presente! Diana Taylor asks what it means to be physically and politically present in situations where it seems that nothing can be done. As much an act, a word, an attitude, a theoretical intervention, and a performance pedagogy, Taylor maps ¡presente! at work in scenarios ranging from conquest, through colonial enactments and resistance movements, to present moments of capitalist extractivism and forced migration in the Americas. ¡Presente!—present among, with, and to; a walking and talking with others; an ontological and epistemic reflection on presence and subjectivity as participatory and relational, founded on mutual recognition—requires rethinking and unlearning in ways that challenge colonial epistemologies. Showing how knowledge is not something to be harvested but a process of being, knowing, and acting with others, Taylor models a way for scholarship to be present in political struggles.”

Publisher Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020
Dissident Acts series
ISBN 9781478009443, 1478009446
xii+329 pages

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Sur moderno: recorridos de la abstracción (2019) [Spanish]

2 January 2020, dusan

Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction explores the abstract and Concrete art movements that flourished in South America from the mid-1940s to the late 1970s. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition, this richly illustrated volume features work by artists from across the region, including Lidy Prati, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Alejandro Otero. Sur moderno highlights a selection of works gifted to MoMA by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1997 and 2016—a donation that has transformed the Museum’s holdings of Latin American art, enabling a more comprehensive representation of the region’s integral role in the development of modern art.”

With contributions by Glenn D. Lowry, Irene V. Small, María Amalia García, Monica Amor and Inés Katzenstein.

Edited by Inés Katzenstein and María Amalia García with Karen Grimson and Michaëla de Lazace
Publisher Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct 2019
ISBN 9781633450981
224 pages
via El ojo motor

Exh. reviews: Roberta Smith (New York Times, 2019), Edward J. Sullivan (ARTnews, 2019).

Exhibition (EN)
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Marta Traba: Art of Latin America, 1900-1980 (1994) [Spanish, English]

17 August 2017, dusan

“Marta Traba, one of Latin America’s most controversial art critics, examines the works of over 1,000 artists from the first 80 years of the 20th century. This book is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in studying the evolution of Latin American art.”

Publisher Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, 1994
ISBN 0940602717, 9780940602717
xiv+178 pages
via publisher

Review: Carolyn Kay (Canadian J LatAm Caribbean Studies, 1994).

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Arte de América Latina, 1900-1980 (Spanish, 1994, 21 MB)
Art of Latin America, 1900-1980 (English, 1994, 22 MB)