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Series: Latin America in Translation
Published: 07 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385714-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8571-4
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059196-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5919-6
... the materiality of the black body with the textuality of the art object. Rather than merely signifying excess, dread, or decay, Black grotesquerie delineates an aesthetic practice of contortion, exaggeration, substitution, inversion, and corruption. As such, it is an expressive practice of formal disintegration...