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  • Part III : pound for pound
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    This document is a handwritten excerpt from the journal of Carlos Almaraz in which he discusses what he sees as the problem of “art for art’s sake” and the ways in which this kind of artistic outlook prevents certain sectors of society from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083403

  • [There are no aspects of the prodigy in me...]
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    This document is a short handwritten entry from the journal of Carlos Almaraz. He begins with a discussion of how his art should be a product of daily practice. He then comments that his aim is to achieve a sense of poetry in his work but at a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083381

  • Dear Mr. Wilson
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    This document is a handwritten letter from the journal of Carlos Almaraz to William Wilson, a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He was responding to an exhibition review by Wilson, titled “30 Works from the Grass Roots.” In it, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083358

  • Part II : Andy Loves Marx
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    This handwritten journal excerpt from Carlos Almaraz has a compilation of notes on his thoughts about the potential Marxism of Andy Warhol’s artistic practice. He suggests that Warhol’s work displays Marxist tendencies in its seriality, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083315

  • UCLA symposium on Chicano/Latino arts in California
    This document is a proposal for a symposium on the state of Chicano/Latino art practices and education in California. According to the anonymous author, the conference would be organized around panels of visual artists, musicians, and various other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083184

  • The Mexican presence in the United States : part I
    Nieto, Margarita
    In this document, Margarita Nieto details the influence of the School of Mexican Painting on the artistic production in the United States during the twenty-year period preceding World War II. She argues that contact between the two countries during [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083160

  • Los four
    Sanchez Lujan, Gilbert
    This document is a handwritten agenda for a meeting held in 1974 of the Chicano artist collective known as Los Four. It lists six items for discussion: criteria, attitude, technical skills, philosophical notions, educational goals, and financial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082876

  • Cha-Cha-Cha & Blah-Blah-Blah "Hispanic artists" pretty but predictable
    Richard, Paul
    This review by Washington Post staff writer Paul Richard is of the 1988 group exhibition, Ceremony of Memory: Expressions in Spirituality among Contemporary Hispanic Artists, organized by the Washington Project for the Arts, in Washington, DC. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082854

  • The post-chicano aesthetic : making sense of the world
    Benavidez, Max
    In this document, independent scholar Max Benavidez sets out to establish a working definition of post-Chicano art. He suggests that early on there were two commonly held views of Chicano identity articulated in visual production: one that glorified [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082685

  • Preface
    Lerma Bowerman, Liz
    This document is a brief introduction to the major conceptual underpinnings of the 1990 exhibition and symposium, Post-Chicano Generation in Art: Breaking Boundaries. Liz Lerma Bowerman suggests that while the definition of post-Chicano art has yet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082645

  • The Chicano cultural project since the 1960's : el movimiento
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-; Dear, Michael
    In this interview of art historian Tomás Ybarra-Frausto by professor Michael Dear, the latter asks a series of questions related to Ybarra-Frausto’s impressions and experiences of the Chicano cultural project since its development in the 1960s as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082624

  • Today's contemporary plástica Chicana : conferencia plástica chilena : Austin,Texas
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    This document is a transcript of a conference presentation given by art historian Shifra M. Goldman. In her talk, she defends the validity of contemporary Latin American and Chicano art as fields of study for art historians, criticizing detractors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082579

  • The legacy of La Galeria de la Raza/studio 24
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    This document by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto details the founding of La Galería de la Raza in San Francisco Mission District in July 1970. Conceived as a space for the development and promotion of Chicana/o visual artists, the Galería also functioned as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082554

  • Estado de la crítica del arte Chicano
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    This document is an essay by Shifra M. Goldman in which she proposes that contemporary art criticism is in a state of crisis, a situation she attributes to the “problematics of modernism.” Goldman argues that art criticism’s internal turmoil is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082533

  • Aesthetics of Graffiti
    Castellón, Rolando
    This document, written by curator Rolando Castellón, introduces the exhibition, Aesthetics of Graffiti, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art between April and July 1978. The statement defines the scope of the show, suggesting that two [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082402

  • Concilio de Arte Popular (State Coalition of La Raza Artists)
    Concilio de Arte Popular (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    This document is a grant proposal made by the Concilio de Arte Popular: State Coalition of La Raza Artists to secure funding for the development of a twelve-member organizing board to make collective decisions regarding various aspects of Chicano/ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082379