Creator: Escobar, Elizam, 1948-×
  • [Comentarios sobre el arte]
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1986
    This text consists of comments by Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar, regarding the various concepts and functions of art. In the quotations alongside or below the illustrations of his paintings, Escobar talks about what it means to be Puerto Rican. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1053342

  • [We must understand history as a live process...]
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1992
    Elizam Escobar, artista puertorriqueño y antiguo prisionero político, sostiene que el quinto centenario de la llegada de Cristóbal Colón al Nuevo Mundo no es motivo de celebración, sino más bien una ocasión para reflexionar sobre la historia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799247

  • El arte de liberación y la praxis de la muerte
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1988
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar applies semiotic and Marxist theories to analyze social value in art occurring in an historical era that proclaims itself both postmodern and postcolonial. He observes that such discourse renders people oppressed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802830

  • El estatus del post-modernismo y el debate sobre lo nacional (or Who's Afraid of "Radical Statehood")
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1997
    Puerto Rican painter Elizam Escobar reflects on Postmodernism and the ideology and the proposal for a “radical statehood” set forth by some Puerto Rican thinkers. In his opinion, although Postmodernism did become institutionalized in Puerto Rico [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051671

  • La ética de la libertad
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1992
    After being sentenced to life in prison, Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar reflects on U.S. colonialism and the persecution of all those individuals who have fought it one way or the other. Escobar believes that colonialism is a crime of treason [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051693

  • La guerra ontológica contra el mercado del arte: un acto de liberación
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    2002
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar believes that art has become a form of property that is mostly enjoyed for its financial value. In his opinion, the true artist must confront the art market and develop his own alternatives, values, and economic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051166

  • Notas sobre el discurso del arte y la política
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    In this text, Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar comments on the relationship between art and politics, a subject that was the linchpin of artistic and cultural activities in the twentieth century. He states that individuals transform their vision of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051776

  • Prefacio
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    In this text, Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar writes a treatise on the relationship between art and freedom. He states that “art is a constant exercise of liberation and freedom, in which a being commits to writing or deliriously recreates his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052435

  • The art liberation and the praxis of death
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1988
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar applies semiotic and Marxist theories to analyze social value in art occurring in an historical era that proclaims itself both postmodern and postcolonial. He observes that such discourse renders people oppressed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802815

  • The heuristic power of art
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1994
    This text by Elizam Escobar, a noted Puerto Rican nationalist, artist, and writer, is a largely autobiographical account of his artistic and political evolution in the island and the United States. Written in prison, the essay reflects on his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840634

  • Transfixiones
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1994
    This text was included in an exhibition held in 1994 entitled Transfixiones. In the show, Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar brings up his concept of art as an act of liberation and even salvation, especially in the context of the aberrant obscenity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052382