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100 Latin American Artists

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EditorialOlivares & Asociados SL / EXIT Publicaciones
Year2006
LanguageSpanish / English
Pages454
FormatRustic

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100 Latin American Artists

100 Latin American Artists brings together a selection of the best active Latin American Artists, chosen through the consultation and debate of a committee of experts on Latin American art consisting of: Irma Arestizábal (Director of the Istituto Italo Latino Americano, Rome), Olivier Debroise (Head of Exhibitions at MUCA, Universidad Autónoma of Mexico), Ticio Escobar (Director of the Museo de Arte Indígena del Centro de Artes Visuales-Museo del Barro, Asuncion), Andrea Giunta (Profesor of Contemporary Latin American Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires), Ivo Mesquita(Resident Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NewYork), Gerardo Mosquera (Conservator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York), Adriano Pedrosa (Co-curator of the 27th Sao Paulo Biennial, 2006),Virginia Pérez-Ratton (Director of TEOR/éTica, San José de Costa Rica), Osvaldo Sánchez (Ex-director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil (1998-2001), and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo (2001), Mexico City) and Rosa Olivares (Publisher and Publications Director of EXIT, Madrid).

The book begins with some introductory essays by Rosa Olivares, Ticio Escobar, Gerardo Mosquera, Andrea Giunta and Irma Arestizábal, who address the situation of art from Latin America by considering it from distinct perspectives: the geographic concept itself, the centre-periphery dynamic, tradition, the present and future, and internationalization, thus conveying the meaning of this ensemble of such heterogeneous artists with a common denominator that, as you shall see on the following pages, is no more binding than it is differentiating.  

The selection of 100 artists is presented alphabetically making it a user-friendly volume with a design that is both clear and modern and in which the images are foremost. As a whole, it is an extremely attractive publication. There are four pages on each artist, including: texts (in English and Spanish) analyzing their work and career, written by a group of specialists on contemporary art, and an extensive selection of images that reflect the evolution of their artistic production. An appendix at the end with the most relevant biographical information on each artist completes and concludes the volume. 

100 Latin American Artists is therefore an essential reference book for getting up-to-date on a vibrant and contrasting artistic reality offering many quality contributions that are not always sufficiently recognized. This is a must book for the libraries of today's art experts and amateurs.

The list of the 100 Latin American Artists selected is as follows:

Brooke Alfaro, Allora & Calzadilla, Narda Alvarado, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, Armando Andrade Tudela, Alexander Apóstol, Moisés Barrios, José Bedia, Patricia Belli, Iñaki Bonillas, Tania Bruguera, Fernando Bryce, Waltercio Caldas, Miguel Calderón, Luis Camnitzer, Carlos Capelán, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Los Carpinteros, Rolando Castellón, Sandra Cinto, Donna Conlon, Nicola Constantino, Rochelle Costi, Minerva Cuevas, José Damasceno, José Dávila, Juan Dávila, Gonzalo Díaz, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Eugenio Dittborn, Arturo Duclos, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Leandro Erlich, Iran do Espirito Santo, León Ferrari, Regina José Galindo, Carlos Garaicoa, Thomas Glassford, Fernanda Gomes, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Beatriz González, Luis González Palma, Julio Grinblatt, Silvia Gruner, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Arturo Herrera, Federico Herrero, María Teresa Hincapié, Alfredo Jaar, Roberto Jacoby, Yishai Jusidman, Guillermo Kuitca, David Lamelas, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jac Leirner, Carlos Leppe, Laura Lima, Aníbal López, Marcos López, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jorge Macchi, Marco Maggi, Ana Maria Maiolino, Rubens Mano, Fabián Marcaccio, Teresa Margolles, Marepe, Cildo Meireles, Beatriz Milhazes, Priscilla Monge, Ronald Morán, Vik Muniz, Oscar Muñoz, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tomás Ochoa, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Fernando Ortega, Jorge Pardo, Liliana Porter, Wilfredo Prieto, Raúl Quintanilla, Rosângela Rennó, José Alejandro Restrepo, Miguel Rio Branco, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Graciela Sacco, Doris Salcedo, Osvaldo Salerno, Pablo Siquier, Melanie Smith, Valeska Soares, Javier Téllez, Milagros de la Torre, Tunga, Adriana Varejão, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Miguel Ventura.