Tag Latin American art

Brazil’s First Art Cannibal: Tarsila do Amaral

Interview with curators Stephanie D’Alessandro and Luis Pérez-Oramas by David Ebony The paintings of Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973)—simply known as Tarsila—and the theory of Anthropophagy, or the philosophy of “cultural cannibalism,” introduced in 1928 by Tarsila’s first husband, Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade (1890-1954), were for me a

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Sneak peek: Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America

The recent coverage of artist Ai Weiwei’s planned use of Legos in an artwork about free speech to be included in the exhbition “Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei” at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia (book forthcoming early next year) has sensitized us to other examples of the play blocks’

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Curator Mari Carmen Ramírez on the New ICAA Digital Archive of Latin American Art

Mari Carmen Ramírez—   The virtual ribbon has been cut: the highly anticipated International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) digital archive is now online! The January 19th launch in Houston was accompanied by an international symposium, Mining the Archive: New Paths for Latin American/Latino Art Research. The

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Congratulations to three award-winning YUP titles

The announcement came out this week that three Yale Press titles won awards. Two of them, The Arts in Latin America and Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War, will share the Eleanor Tufts Book Award of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies The Arts in Latin America by

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