The Political Body: Stories on Art, Feminism, and Emancipation in Latin America (Studies on Latin American Art and Latinx Art #6) (Hardcover)

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The Political Body: Stories on Art, Feminism, and Emancipation in Latin America (Studies on Latin American Art and Latinx Art #6) (Hardcover)

By Andrea Giunta, Jane Brodie (Translated by)

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How a constellation of Latin American artists explored the body, power, and emancipation—and expanded the meanings of feminist art.
 
In The Political Body, art historian Andrea Giunta explores gender and power in the work of Latin American artists from the 1960s to the present. Questioning the social place of women and proposing alternative understandings of biological bodies, these artists eroded repressive systems and created symbolic strategies of resistance to dictatorships, racism, and marginalization.
 
Giunta presents close readings of works—paintings, films, photography, multimedia art, installations, and performances—by a myriad of artists spanning from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay to Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Examining themes of visibility, subjectivity, empathy, and liberation, The Political Body tells the story of an ongoing revolution, providing an active intervention in the history of feminist art in and beyond Latin America.

Andrea Giunta is Professor of Latin American and Modern and Contemporary Art at Buenos Aires University and Principal Researcher at CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council). She was cofounding director of CLAVIS, the Center for Latin American Visual Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.

Jane Brodie is a visual artist and translator specializing in the visual arts.


 
Product Details ISBN: 9780520344327
ISBN-10: 0520344324
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Studies on Latin American Art and Latinx Art
"Places revolutionary activism and explicitly political practices at the center of art created by women in the region. . . . The author’s recollection of the abortion rights movement’s activity in Argentina, which successfully won its legalization in the country two years ago, resonates especially strongly as reproductive rights remain under attack."
— Hyperallergic

"A nuanced examination of the way female-identifying artists responded to the social and political movements of the late twentieth century and how their art and performance transformed in relation to diversifying frameworks of feminist thought."
— The Latin Americanist