Topic Descriptor (local): Latino×
  • [Chicago Latino]
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1992
    This exhibition catalog, Chicago Latino, was part of an intercultural dialogue initiated by two “socially-minded arts groups,” the 369 Gallery of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Near Northwest Arts Council of Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056360

  • [Coco Fusco es una de las figuras más visibles, vocales y agitadoras en el ámbito artístico latino...]
    Croteau, Mary Ellen; Okunseinde, Ayodamola; Rompilla, Denise M.
    1998
    The authors of this essay describe Coco Fusco as one of the most highly visible and vocal members of the Latino artistic community in the United States. The author, Mary Ellen Croteau, provides an overview of Fusco’s family background and academic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841940

  • [Letter] 1977 October 24, San Francisco, CA [to] the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
    1977
    This document is a letter addressed to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and signed by Artists of the Fifth Sun Exhibition. It was written in response to the review of the exhibition The Fifth Sun: Contemporary/Traditional Chicano and Latino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127296

  • [Letter] 1979 August 3, Austin, Texas [to] Javier Pacheco
    Avila, Consuelo
    1979
    This a letter requesting support for the promotion of the first international conference of Chicano art, organized by Santa Barraza and Consuelo Avila in 1979. The stated objective of the conference is to provide an overview of the history and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082353

  • [Letter] 1989 Febrero 14, The University of Iowa [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914-
    1989
    In this letter to Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar, Argentine artist Mauricio Lasansky states that he resents the fact that the Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [Latin American and Caribbean Print Biennial, San Juan] is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864217

  • [Letter] 1993 February 5 [to] Elisabeth Sussman
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    1993
    This letter was written by UCLA professor Chon Noriega to Elizabeth Sussman, a former curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Written in 1993, the letter addresses several concerns about the museum’s upcoming Biennial Exhibition with regard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809251

  • 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

  • A Sierra Beyond Borders
    Huebner, Jeff, 1954-
    1991
    In this feature on the Cuban-American artist Paul Sierra, Jeff Huebner writes the artist’s biography, his recent ascent in the mainstream art world, and the attendant conflicts that arose in relationship to his status as a Latino artist. Huebner [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840128

  • ALBA : Latino Artist Organization
    Association of the Latin Brotherhood of Artists (ALBA)
    1974
    This is a bilingual exhibition brochure for the Association of the Latino Brotherhood of Artists (ALBA) Festival held at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago on April 2–5, 1974. In the brief text, ALBA members describe the history of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857134

  • Alto a la Demolición de Nuestra Comunidad
    1978
    This document is an announcement issued by the Comité Provisional del Mejoramiento de Nuestra Comunidad [Temporary Committee for the Betterment of Our Community] for a public meeting on March 28, 1978, at the Rockwell Baptist Church in West Town, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075601

  • An icon of resistance
    Anreus, Alejandro
    1999
    In this essay, Alejandro Anreus outlines the cultural and historical conditions that have influenced what he terms the “iconography of Latin America.” He emphasizes the role of U.S. cultural imperialism and exploitation in the development of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809206

  • Andrés Serrano
    Chagoya, Enrique
    1990
    This document is a short interview with photographer Andrés Serrano, conducted by Enrique Chagoya. Along with recounting his personal background, Serrano discusses how he got interested in photography, which he said was the result of his failure as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086015

  • Another Life Up Inside Her Head
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1995
    As the curator of Another Life Up Inside Her Head (1995), an exhibition of seventeen emerging Chicana/Latina artists, Amalia Mesa-Bains considers the precedents for their work, as well as the contemporary contexts in which it has been produced. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845435

  • Art People : Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's Multicultural Punch
    Isaacs, Deanna
    1992
    This newspaper column comments on Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s works in the exhibition Los Encuentros at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to mark the Colombian quincentenary. The author weighs how Manglano-Ovalle uses everyday artifacts to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857076

  • Artes unidas de Michigan : Advancing Latino Arts and Culture in Michigan
    Artes Unidas de Michigan
    2003
    This brochure outlines the background and mission of Artes Unidas de Michigan [United Arts of Michigan], including its relationship with previous initiatives to foster Latino and Chicano art and culture in Michigan and its goals to advance Latino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781975

  • Assigned identities
    1991
    This catalogue documents a project created by the Chicago-based artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and twelve students in the Adult Education Program at the Emerson House Community Center in Chicago. Introductory text explains that this project was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781562

  • 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

  • Barrio murals in Chicago : painting the Hispanic-American Experience on "Our Community" walls
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1976
    This seminal essay by Victor Alejandro Sorell is an early attempt to gauge the history and evolution of Hispanic-American (now Latino) barrio/community muralism in greater Chicago, from its inception in the mid-1960s through its development into the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781429

  • Between two waters : image and identity in Latino-American art
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    1994
    In this essay, curator and art historian Mari Carmen Ramírez argues that demographic trends and the emergence of multiculturalism have generated renewed debate about the conditions for representation and identity among marginalized groups. While [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820488

  • Border culture : the multicultural paradigm
    Gómez-Peña, Guillermo
    1990
    In this text, Guillermo Gómez-Peña declares the new dominant U.S. culture “border culture,” and assesses how Latino culture has infiltrated U.S. culture writ large. U.S. culture has, he argues, become fundamentally multicultural, and the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065568

  • Cha-Cha-Cha & Blah-Blah-Blah "Hispanic artists" pretty but predictable
    Richard, Paul
    1991
    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

  • Chicano-Latino wall art : the mural and the poster
    Garcia, Rupert
    1983
    In this essay, artist and author Rupert Garcia focuses on two related modes of Chicano art: the mural and the poster. Garcia maintains that Chicano-Latino mural and poster art were both born out of the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809445

  • Chicano/Latino art and artists : a regional overview
    White, Sid, 1924-; Matheny-White, Pat
    1982
    In this document, Sid White and Pat Matheny-White discuss the results of their field research study of Chicano/Latino art in the United States Pacific Northwest (states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho), which they suggest is the first of its kind [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847369

  • Coco Fusco
    Croteau, Mary Ellen; Okunseinde, Ayodamola; Rompilla, Denise M.
    1998
    The authors of this essay describe Coco Fusco as one of the most highly visible and vocal members of the Latino artistic community in the United States. The author, Mary Ellen Croteau, provides an overview of Fusco’s family background and academic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841409

  • Contact lenses, corrected vision
    Lippard, Lucy
    2001
    Art critic Lucy Lippard gives an overview of issues that have galvanized Latino artists in the United States to take action; the most notable causes being migrant workers rights in the 1960s and ‘70s, protests against United States interventions in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842196

  • Contemporary Chicano and Latino art : experiences, sensibilities and intentions
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    This document is an essay by Amalia Mesa-Bains in which she argues in favor of developing a new critical language for the evaluation of Chicano and Latino art rooted in the formative experiences of the artists throughout the communities from which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083477

  • Culture 'En Proceso' : Demystifiying Latino Identity
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    In this text, Bibiana Suárez addresses the misconceptions of a Latino identity that is portrayed as one-dimensional and homogenous in both mainstream and Latino discourses in the United States. She discusses the new tendency to conflate Latino with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782135

  • Culture and survival
    Cockcroft, Eva
    1983
    This is the transcript of an interview between Eva Cockcroft, writer of the journal Art & Artists, and Juan Sanchez—Nuyorican artist and curator of the exhibition Ritual and Rhythm: Visual Forces For Survival (1982)—as well as a couple of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820949

  • Culture in the battleground : from nationalist to Pan-Latino projects
    Dávila, Arlene M., 1965-
    2000
    Written by Puerto Rican anthropologist Arlene Dávila, this article analyzes the reasons for the still subordinated position of Latin culture in New York’s artistic and cultural landscape, despite the relative popularity of Latin American art since [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841288

  • Curator's statement
    Vargas, Kathy
    1993
    This document is a curatorial statement by Kathy Vargas, curator of the exhibition, Intimate Lives: Work by Ten Contemporary Latina Artists. Vargas notes the similarity of preoccupations reflected in the exhibition works but stresses the importance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820459

  • Curatorial statement
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1993
    In this essay, artist and cultural critic Amalia Mesa-Bains situates spirituality as part of an everyday struggle against domination by Latinos, a set of popular practices that offer critical, alternative histories and an important site of resistance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820865

  • Del populismo al pop : las artes gráficas de los movimientos Chicano y puertorriqueño
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849809

  • Editorial
    Boiton, Santiago; Stechnij, Susan
    1976
    This editorial signed by Santiago Boiton and Susan Stechnij underscores the social function of art and its necessity as an integral element contributing to a nation’s overall welfare [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782571

  • Editorial
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1979
    The co-editor of ABRAZO, Víctor A. Sorell writes that ethnic artists must no longer believe that the mainstream art world neglects them merely due to elitism (ignorance of ethnic artists contributes to this neglect as well). ABRAZO urges the art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801893

  • El futuro de nuestra lengua
    Rosenblat, Ángel, 1902-1984
    1977
    Ángel Rosenblat studies the changes that have occurred in the Spanish language over the last two hundred years, supported by his historical and linguistic research into various cultures. The philologist analyzes the place of that language in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815645

  • El Museo del Barrio's permanent collection : revealing a treasure
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    2003
    Susana Torruella Leval relates her experience as curator and director of El Museo del Barrio throughout the 1990s. She discusses the process of maintaining professional standards of care for the museum collections of Puerto Rican, Latino, and Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804680

  • Foreword
    Lugo, Denise
    Denise Lugo, in this foreword to the exhibition catalogue Paul Sierra:  A Cultural Corridor, discusses what she calls “Latinismo,” which she explains as “the diverse American Latino aesthetic sensibility,” and its relationship to American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857114

  • From populist to pop : the graphic arts of the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842806

  • Image in the collective memory
    Barreras del Rio, Petra
    2003
    In this essay, Petra Barreras del Río relates her experience as curator and interim director of El Museo del Barrio throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. She describes the process of building up the financial and administrative resources of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799070

  • Introduction
    Lockpez, Inverna
    1985
    This text by Inverna Lockpez, curator and director of the INTAR Latin American Gallery in New York City, introduces the six Latin American and Latino comic strip artists whose work was included in the 1985 exhibition Six Hispanic Artists. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809659

  • Introduction
    Díaz, Ulises; Fernández, Ignacio; Moctezuma, Alessandra; Rocha, Elpidio; Velasco, Rosa; Leclerc, Gustavo
    1994
    In this exhibition essay, members of ADOBE LA (Architects and Designers Opening the Border Edge of Los Angeles) recount their work relating to the ongoing presence of Latinos in Los Angeles as consisting of two distinct trajectories: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820384

  • Introduction
    Poston, Kem
    1998
    This introductory statement, written by Kem Poston, and an interview with New York-born artist of Puerto Rican descent, James De La Vega, is from 1998 on the occasion of his first exhibition at the Caribbean Cultural Center. Poston explains how De La [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841587

  • L.A. L.A. : the creation of a city through visual images
    Nieto, Margarita
    1989
    In this document, art historian and professor Margarita Nieto discusses the 1989 exhibition, Los Angeles Latino Artists, in which fifteen Los Angeles-based Latino artists reflect on the experience of the city in their production. She suggests that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081910

  • Latino Agenda for Culture and the Arts in Michigan
    Cardona, Ana Luisa
    1989
    This document was issued in 1989 as an agenda of the needs and dreams for Latino culture and the arts in Michigan. The agenda, composed of three sections, proposed to address issues of unity, diversity, and the further development of Latino culture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782767

  • Latino art or latinos' art
    Huebner, Jeff, 1954-
    1989
    In this 1989 article published in the magazine/journal Newcity, art journalist and freelance writer, Jeff Huebner, explores the misconceptions of defining contemporary Latino art within the framework of an American art market. In his interviews of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064298

  • Latino Diversity = Diversidad latina
    Castillo, Mario Enrique
    1995
    This exhibition catalogue includes a curatorial statement by Chicago-based artist Mario Enrique Castillo, as well as statements and biographies of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina. In his essay, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782344

  • Living Borders/Buscando America : languages of Latino self-formation
    Flores, Juan; Yudice, George
    1990
    Written at a time when the United States’ English-only movement was expanding, this article examines the construct of Latino identity in its social, political and aesthetic dimensions, through the struggle over language. The authors discuss [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841662

  • Memory, identity and progress : perspectives on 1992
    Zamudio Taylor, Victor
    1992
    In his essay, Victor Zamudio-Taylor addresses the historic loss of cultural memory imposed on mestizos (mixed race people) by the dominant culture throughout the Americas since the time of the conquest by the Spanish and Portuguese. The loss of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809793

  • 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

  • Mexican and mexican-american artists in the United States : 1920-1970
    Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-
    1988
    This document is an essay by Jacinto Quirarte outlining key moments in the history of modern Mexican and Mexican-American art in the United States. It begins with a discussion of the Mexican School, detailing central figures, sociopolitical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127555