In recent years, art historians have shed light on the new forms of artistic production and distribution that arose in the context of repressive regimes in several Latin American nations during and after the 1960s. These manifestations, which some scholars since the 1990s have grouped together as “conceptualisms,” extended beyond the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture into the realms of performative actions, ephemeral objects, site-specific installations, and networks of circulation (such as mail art). Bra-zilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles addresses some of these developments as they pertained to Brazil through a study of the politically critical, yet not propagandistic, artworks produced by three Rio de Janeiro – based artists between 1968 and 1975, the most repressive years of Brazil’s dictatorship. As the first single-author book in English to consider this period from the perspective of art history, Claudia Calirman’s concise monograph offers a...
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Book Review| August 01 2013
Brazilian Art Under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles
Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles. By Calirman, Claudia.
Duke University Press,
211pp. , $24.95.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2013) 93 (3): 524–526.
Jennifer Josten; Brazilian Art Under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2013; 93 (3): 524–526. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-2211056
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