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Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960—Present

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Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960—Present

29.95

28 × 23 cm | 9 × 11 in
150 ills | 192 pages
Hardback

Contributors: Rosina Cazali Escobar, Silvia Herrera Ubico, Mario Roberto Morales, Martín Fernández Ordóñez

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Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present features artists, works and themes that have defined Guatemala's contemporary art scene since the 1960s.

The book brings together works that have rarely been seen outside Guatemala, but which speak to a range of formal, political and social concerns that permeate contemporary art both in Latin America and throughout the globe. Featuring artwork in a range of media that traces the tumultuous route that has traversed the history of Guatemala since the mid-twentieth century, the book is structured around clusters or groups of works representing central ideas, themes and media that have been pivotal in Guatemala's art over the last 50-plus years.

These clusters are: art and politics; land, landscape, territory; popular cultures; racisms and identities; religion, spirituality, metaphysics; gender perspectives; violence and trauma; art histories; and formal experimentation. The book contains full-colour reproductions of the works, as well as essays that relay a wealth of new research, by curators and Guatemalan scholars Rosina Cazali Escobar, Silvia Herrera Ubico, Mario Roberto Morales and Martín Fernández Ordóñez. Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present is both a visual record of many works that have not previously been documented and a product of contemporary Guatemalan artistic practitioners, designed by Ambush Studio based in Guatemala City.

This book is published in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in conjunction with the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present.

This book is also available in a Spanish language edition under the ISBN 978 1 911164 47 0.

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