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LATIN AMERICAN ART

PUBLISHER
Americas Society/ISLAA

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.75 x 9 in. / 432 pgs / 202 color / 108 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 82   

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ISBN 9781879128507 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.00 GBP £28.00

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New York, NY
Americas Society, 09/15/21–05/15/22

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AMERICAS SOCIETY/ISLAA

This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975

By Aimé Iglesias Lukin. Edited by Karen Marta and Tie Jojima. Contributions by Tie Jojima, Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Harper Montgomery, Yasmin Ramirez.

This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975

An oral history of the Latin American artists who moved to New York in the late 1960s and pioneered a new conceptualism informed by their migrant experiences

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, during a time of global cultural and social upheaval, a key group of Latin American artists migrated to New York. Part of the generational shift toward Happenings, Minimalism and Conceptualism, the group worked in conversation with experimental practices while exploring topics of migration, identity, politics, exile, and nostalgia. Drawing from both American culture and the cultures of their countries of origin, their works reflect the unique perspectives—both as insiders and outsiders—that these artists had as newcomers.
Conceived as a visual reader with newly sourced and existing testimonies, This Must Be the Place is the first book of its kind to highlight this generation of artists in interviews and primary source material. Organized by themes and illustrated with artworks, photographs and other archival material, the testimonies of these artists offer the reader a dynamic, candid and historically rich memoir of 1960s and 1970s New York.


Collage with photograph of Juan Downey flying over New York by Bill Gerstein, ca. 1973. The Juan Downey Foundation, New York. From 'This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Times: Arts

Holland Cotter

To Latino artists it was both home and battleground. To Latin American transplants it was a stage where a politics of aesthetics was playing out in new avant-garde styles and forms: Minimalism, Conceptualism, video and performance. And what extraordinary artists the experiments brought to New York.

Hyperallergic

Billy Anania

[It's] greatest strength is its insistence that the US did not passively allow representation; artists had to fight for it.

ArtReview

Ela Bittencourt

Makes a salient point that while we often view immigration as an isolating experience, Latin American artists fomented New York’s cultural boom through at times fleeting yet supple collaborative networks.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/15/2022

Migration, identity, politics, exile and nostalgia in 'This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975'

Migration, identity, politics, exile and nostalgia in 'This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975'

"The idea is not to make man into a robot, but to make him feel free in a world of machines," Chilean-born artist Enrique Castro-Cid is quoted in new release This Must Be the Place, the 432-page oral history of Latin American conceptual artists who moved to New York in the 1960s, published by Americas Society and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art. Featured here is the poster for Robots, Castro-Cid's 1965 exhibition at Richard Feigen Gallery. "We are an alienated society," Castro-Cid continues. "In the tribal society, games were a bond, so if this art is successful it too will create a bond. There's a lonely relationship between a viewer and an orthodox painting, but if the kinetic sculptures do something unexpected the viewer turns to someone in the room and says: 'Did you see that?' It's like an accident that happens in the street—it causes people to turn to strangers and talk." continue to blog


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