Topic Descriptor: African American×
  • A note on chicano-mexicano cultural capital : african american icons an symbols in chicano art
    Malagamba Ansótegui, Amelia
    1997
    In this document, Professor Amelia Malagamba explores how Afro-Mexican icons and symbols, as well as sociopolitical issues in the African-American community, have been transformed into what she terms “cultural capital.” A “cultural capital”as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082750

  • Artistic interventions in the Bronx
    Hertz, Betti-Sue
    1999
    This essay assembles a genealogy of avant-garde—yet socially committed—interventionist art practices that took place in the South Bronx starting in the 1960s New York City. The essay, written by curator Betti-Sue Hertz, examines how artists have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840618

  • Breaking Barriers
    Campos-Pons, María Magdalena, 1959-
    1997
    In this brief, bilingual artist statement Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons expresses her belief that art is “The transformation of ordinary things into a vision, a new dimension that wasn’t their original purpose.” Therefore, she explains that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845701

  • Mestizaje and the postmodern Latino aesthetic
    Lindsay, Arturo
    1993
    In this essay, Arturo Lindsay documents the confluence of Post-modernism in the U.S. and the mestizaje [racial and cultural intermingling] of Latinos in order to create a “Latino aesthetic”—one that is grounded in syncretic spiritual beliefs. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848970

  • Mixing
    1990
    Lucy Lippard recounts a history of art in the United States during the 1970s and ‘80s centered on cultural mixing. She begins by attesting to the failure of the idea of the “melting pot” in the United States. Instead, she argues that Western [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065534

  • New York de día y de noche : Miguel Covarrubias : el hombre que descubrió a los negros en los Estados Unidos : La belleza en donde nadie la había visto
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    1924
    Tablada discusses the work of Miguel Covarrubias, the young cartoonist who was almost totally unknown in Mexico at the time but was making a name for himself as a magazine illustrator in the United States. Like Tablada, Covarrubias lived in New York [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771677

  • Presentación
    Mosquera, Gerardo
    1992
    In this text, Gerardo Mosquera introduces the exhibition Ante América [Facing the Americas] with an essay describing the common social, political and economic framework that has fostered the art of what he calls “el Sur” or “Nuestra América [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065586

  • Puerto Ricans in New York : cultural evolution and identity
    Mohr, Nicholasa
    1987
    Writer and artist Nicholasa Mohr gives an overview of the development of popular art by Puerto Ricans in New York City, and ties these artistic manifestations to political struggles. She observes how graffiti and murals produced by Puerto Rican youth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842591

  • Whose monument where: public art in a many-cultured society
    Baca, Judith Francisca
    1994
    Artist, writer, and activist, Judy Baca analyzes the ideological function served by traditional forms of public art: monuments that commemorate dominant histories and confirm the power of the state and works that ultimately serve the interests of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803081

  • Wiedemann y Richter : dos descubridores de Colombia
    Traba, Marta
    1957
    In this article, Marta Traba maintains that the German artists Guillermo Wiedemann and Leopoldo Richter achieved an understanding of, and transmitted the essence and spirit of “the black race and the Indian race, and the ambience characteristic of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1104960