Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America - Houston Museum of Fine Arts (Hardback)Mari Carmen Ramirez (editor)
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These objects, while formally sophisticated and alluring, are not ends unto themselves but rather tools intended to heighten viewers' awareness of critical factors that shape the lives of these artists, such as poverty, gender, political repression, the war on drugs, and globalization. In some instances, the "beauty" of these works is contingent upon cultural interpretation. Tensions between beauty and violence, seduction and repulsion, elegance and brutality contribute to the enduring impact of this art and provide a revelatory experience for readers.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1982 g
Dimensions: 304 x 289 x 25 mm
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