A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile (Book)
A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile
will focus on women artists from Brazil and Chile from the 1970s and 1980s who appropriated the term “marginality” as a means of opting out of mainstream ideology and politics. Through case studies of Lygia Pape, Diamela Eltit, Anna Maria Maiolino, Anna Bella Geiger, and Lotty Rosenfeld, this book will examine how these artists dissociated themselves from the dictatorial regimes of their respective countries while searching for an emancipatory experimental practice. In addition, it will discuss points of convergence and divergence between the artistic neo-avant-garde in Brazil and Chile.
Claudia Calirman is the author of
Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles
(Duke University Press, 2012), which received the 2013 Arvey Book Award for best book of the year by the Association for Latin American Art. She has curated several exhibitions in New York, including
Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent!
(Americas Society, 2011) and
But enough about me—now let’s talk about my work: Artoons by Pablo Helguera
(John Jay College, 2011). She is an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, in the Department of Art and Music and at the Macaulay Honors Program. Her areas of study are modern, contemporary, and Latin American art.