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Surrealism in Latin America: Vivísimo Muerto

Ades, Dawn and Eder, Rita and Speranza, Graciela (2012) Surrealism in Latin America: Vivísimo Muerto. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. ISBN 9781606061176

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Abstract

This collection of essays—the first major account of surrealism in Latin America that covers both literary and visual production—explores the role the movement played in the construction and recuperation of cultural identities and the ways artists and writers contested, embraced, and adapted surrealist ideas and practices. Surrealism in Latin America provides new Latin American–centric scholarship, not only about surrealism’s impact on the region but also about the region’s impact on surrealism. It reconsiders the relation between art and anthropology, casts new light on the aesthetics of “primitivism,” and makes a strong case for Latin American artists and writers as the inheritors of a movement that effectively went underground after World War II. Deriving from a conference held at the Getty Research Institute, the book is rich in new materials drawn from the GRI’s diverse Mexican and South American surrealist collections, which include the archives of Vicente Huidobro, César Moro, Enrique Lihn, and Emilio Westphalen.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This volume evolved from "Vivísimo Muerto: Debates on Surrealism in Latin America," a symposium held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, 25/26 June 2010
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 11:53
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 11:53
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6169

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