Name Descriptor: Mesa-Bains, Amalia×
  • [My altarwork in the public setting dates back to 1976...]
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1983
    The essay is a brief artist statement in which Amalia Mesa-Bains recounts her beginnings as an altar-maker at the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco in the late 1970s and her subsequent transition from constructing personal altars to public [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082948

  • [Speech given at the Terra Museum of Art, Chicago]
    Sierra, Paul, 1944-
    The Cuban-American artist Paul Sierra begins this lecture, delivered at the Terra Museum of Art in Chicago, by declaring that even though he has been asked to speak about the “sources of Hispanic Art,” he has decided to speak instead about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064040

  • A conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Tromble, Meredith
    1992
    This document is the transcript of an interview between arts writer Meredith Tromble and Chicana visual artist Amalia Mesa-Bains. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship awardee, Mesa-Bains talks about her motivations as an artist, and her particular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083572

  • A long range-view of latino art
    Frankenstein, Alfred
    1977
    This document is a review by Alfred Frankenstein of The Fifth Sun: Contemporary/Traditional Chicano and Latino Art exhibition at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum in 1977. Frankenstein begins by describing the show, detailing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127272

  • Amelia Mesa - Bains
    Touhey, Meagan; Zayas, Andrea; Rozo, Arlene; Keller, Susan
    1998
    The author, Susan Keller, ponders the work of Amalia Mesa-Bains within the context of the Mexican-American social empowerment movement of the 1960s and 1970s, also known as the Chicano Movement. A figurehead of her generation, Mesa-Bains looked to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842013

  • Amelia Mesa - Bains
    Keller, Susan; Rozo, Arlene; Touhey, Meagan; Zayas, Andrea
    1998
    The author, Susan Keller, ponders the work of Amalia Mesa-Bains within the context of the Mexican-American social empowerment movement of the 1960s and 1970s, also known as the Chicano Movement. A figurehead of her generation, Mesa-Bains looked to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842035

  • Barricades of ideas: Latino culture, site-specific installation, and the U.S. Art Museum
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    1999
    In this document, scholar and curator Chon Noriega uses the model of identity articulated by José Martí in order to construct a more accurate understanding of U.S. Latino cultural expression and, more specifically, Latino installation art. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862121

  • Chicano Montage : art and cultural crisis
    Benavidez, Max
    1995
    This is an essay by independent scholar Max Benavídez in which he considers the impact of what he calls the “internal exile and displacement,” and decades of social marginalization on the self-identification of many Chicanos. He explores the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086178

  • Citings (sic) from a Brave New World : The Art of the Other Mexico
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this review of the exhibition Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings, Victor Alejandro Sorell writes that the border is the exhibition’s overarching and master trope. The exhibition features works of art by the “greater Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801878

  • Introduction : sanctums of the spirit - the altares of Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    1987
    This essay by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto was included in the catalogue of the 1987 exhibition, Grotto of the Virgins: Installation by Amalia Mesa-Bains, which was held at the INTAR Latin American Gallery in New York. Ybarra-Frausto discusses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803246

  • Mexicano / Chicano altars : the poetics and politics of space of community self-fashioning
    Malagamba Ansótegui, Amelia
    1997
    In this document, Professor Amelia Malagamba discusses the practice of altar making, a traditional form of cultural production from Mexico that has been further developed by Chicano artists living in the United States. Her focus is on articulating a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082485

  • Overview
    Nazario, Isabel; Brodsky, Judith K.
    1998
    Judith Brodsky, director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and Isabel Nazario, director of the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University, outline the reasons that led them to invite Latina artists to serve as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841093

  • Repaso
    Brodsky, Judith K.; Nazario, Isabel
    1998
    Judith Brodsky, director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and Isabel Nazario, director of the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University, outline the reasons that led them to invite Latina artists to serve as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841113

  • Sanctums of the spirit : the altars of Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    This document by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is concerned with the practice of altar-making as a spiritual and cultural endeavor that blends influences from European, African, and indigenous American sources. Typically characterized as a kind of “folk [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086152