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Pedro Reyes: The Permanent Revolution
This book presents a comedic mise-en-scčne by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes (born 1972) that explores the contradictions between socialism and capitalism. Reyes uses marionettes to represent figures such as Lenin, Che Guevara, Marx, Trotsky and Steve Jobs.
Featured image, depicting Léon Trotsky and Frida Kahlo, is reproduced from Pedro Reyes: The Permanent Revolution.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/26/2015
In Pedro Reyes: The Permanent Revolution, curator and art historian Chus Martínez describes the artist's use of puppet theater as "not exactly a cabaret, nor is it television, nor is it Twitter, but it has something of all of them. The puppets tell the story of the relationship between the artists of the Mexican avant-garde, and an ideology: communism. The small theater, like the cabaret, radicalizes the way one approaches the telling of a story. Those who stay out late and frequent variety shows, or (the now almost extinct) monologue and comedy houses, or puppet theaters, or those who tweet, do not tend to be an audience interested in a kinship between political militancy and these other ways of approaching the present through the past of our ideological reception: the importance of performance, or the mise en scčne as a form of understanding agency, intervention, the use of language, the use of fanfare, scale—the distinction between those who stand at the podium, onstage, or backstage—and those who are spectators." Featured puppets are Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. continue to blog
USD $35.00 | CAN $45
Pub Date: 10/10/2015
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