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Art and Community: Creating a Space for Facilitation, Identity, and Culture at Slanguage Studio in Los Angeles

Arte y comunidad: crear un espacio para la estimulación, la identidad y la cultura; estudio del Slanguage en Los Ángeles

Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio
Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio

Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. provide an account of Slanguage, “a studio, a de facto art school, a lab space, a community meeting place, a social sculpture” that they established in Wilmington, Los Angeles. More

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"Life, Love, and Liquor": The Emergent Decade in Print

“Vida, amor y licor": La década emergente en prensa

Front cover of Cornell Capa and Thomas Messer, The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960's (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966), showing Armando Morales, Landscape, 1964. Design by Kathleen Haven
Front cover of Cornell Capa and Thomas Messer, The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960's (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966), showing Armando Morales, Landscape, 1964. Design by Kathleen Haven

Michael Wilson investigates the influence of the catalogue to Thomas Messer’s 1966 Guggenheim exhibition The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960’s on Pablo León de la Barra’s Under the Same Sun. More

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The 1968, 1970, and 1972 Coltejer Art Biennials: Six Years of Cultural Revolution in Medellín, Colombia

Bienales de Arte Coltejer 1968, 70 y 72: seis años de revolución cultural en Medellín, Colombia

Carlos Ginzburg, Piedra, 1972. Gelatin silver print, 50 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and Henrique Faria, New York and Buenos Aires
Carlos Ginzburg, Piedra, 1972. Gelatin silver print, 50 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and Henrique Faria, New York and Buenos Aires

Alexa Halaby looks back at the founding and course of the emblematic 1968, 1970, and 1972 Coltejer Art Biennials in Medellín, Colombia, events that attracted a new critical focus on contemporary practice in the region. More

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A Brief Introduction to Gilberto Freyre’s Tropicology Seminars

Una breve introducción a los Seminarios de Tropicología de Gilberto Freyre

Breve introdução aos Seminários de Tropicologia de Gilberto Freyre

One of Gilberto Freyre’s tropicology seminars. Photo: Courtesy Fundação Gilberto Freyre
One of Gilberto Freyre’s tropicology seminars. Photo: Courtesy Fundação Gilberto Freyre

Cristiana Tejo explores sociologist Gilberto Freyre’s pivotal tropicology seminars, first held in 1966 and still taking place even after his death in 1987, in which the author rehabilitated such problematic terms as tropicalization and Brazilianization. More

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Contrabienal: Art, Politics, and Latin American Identity in 1970s New York

Contrabienal: Arte, política e identidad Latinoamericana en la Nueva York de los años setenta

Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York
Front cover of Museo Latinoamericano and Movimiento por la Independencia Cultural de Latinoamérica, Contrabienal, 1971. Collection of Luis Camnitzer, New York

Aimé Iglesias Lukin revisits Contrabienal, an artist’s book that called for a boycott of the 1971 São Paulo Biennial, and documented the influence of politics on Latin American artists in 1960s and ’70s New York. More

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Notes from a Neighborhood Called Cuba

Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba

Video still: Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba
Video still: Ericka Olivares, Notas desde un barrio llamado Cuba, 2014

In a video inspired by Argentine art critic Marta Traba and shot in Guayaquil, Lupe Alvarez and Eliana Hidalgo explore Ecuadorian art, discussing among other things the contribution of Eduardo Kingman and the roles of caricature and photography. More