February was a very busy month due to the Art Week in Mexico City. However, here our classical recommendations on new art books to check out this month.
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Writing and drawing are powerful tools to turn the overshadowed into visible narratives. What makes history a story is the impact of the written and the imagery to built a social imaginary. But how many stories has been not only unwritten but obliterated?
We select five new art books that we consider relevant and interesting regardin to their contribution to the study of art from diferent perspectives.
—New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, 2021
In 1980 Lucy Lippard argued that feminist art is “neither a style nor a movement” but rather “a value system, a revolutionary strategy, a way of life.” New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century takes Lippard’s statement as a point of departure, examining the values, strategies and ways of life reflected in recent feminist art.
Destroying monuments and visual symbols is not a new form or protest or destrucion. However, in the past couple of years, several monuments and symbols has become a powerful tool for the social protests in Latin America, specially in Mexico and more recently in Colombia.
It was 1971 when art historian Linda Nochlin (Brooklyn, 1931 – Manhattan, 2017) shooke the art world with a shocking question: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 2021 marks the 50 anniversary of this essay which was—and still is— a watershed for Art History and Feminism studies. But is that really the question we should be asking? Is it a relevant question even for today?