Latinx Art

Artists, Markets, and Politics

Latinx Art

Book Pages: 232 Illustrations: 17 color illustrations Published: July 2020

Author: Arlene Davila

Subjects
Anthropology > Museum Studies, Art and Visual Culture > Art Criticism and Theory, Chicanx and Latinx Studies

In her new book Arlene Dávila draws on numerous interviews with artists, dealers, and curators to explore the problem of visualizing Latinx art and artists. Providing an inside and critical look of the global contemporary art market, Dávila's book is at once an introduction to contemporary Latinx art and a call to decolonize the art worlds and practices that erase and whitewash Latinx artists. Davila shows the importance of race, class, and nationalism in shaping contemporary art markets while providing a path for scrutinizing art and culture institutions and for diversifying the art world.

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“In this current moment of national rupture surrounding the Latino immigrant it is ironic that the new focus on Latinx artists and communities should come to the forefront as a powerful cultural movement. Arlene Dávila’s new work on Latinx art is a timely examination of the complex issues of cultural definition, art markets, race and representation, and geopolitical reference points. In the embattled world of diverse art and artists Dávila's book provides a map of clarity.” — Amalia Mesa-Bains, MacArthur fellow and coauthor of Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism

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Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University and the author of several books, including El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America, Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas, and Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race.

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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-0945-0 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-0856-9
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