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REMEX : toward an art history of the NAFTA era / Amy Sara Carroll.

Author/Creator:
Carroll, Amy Sara, 1967- author.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
Toward an art history of the NAFTA era
Subjects:
Arts, Mexican -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Arts, Mexican -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Arts and society -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 20th century.
Arts and society -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 21st century.
Arts -- Political aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 20th century.
Arts -- Political aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 21st century.
Arts and society.
Arts -- Political aspects.
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
REMEX presents the first comprehensive examination of artistic responses and contributions to an era defined by the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994-2008). Marshaling over a decade's worth of archival research, interviews, and participant observation in Mexico City and the Mexican-US borderlands, Amy Sara Carroll considers individual and collective art practices, recasting NAFTA as the most fantastical inter-American allegory of the turn of the millennium. Carroll organizes her interpretations of performance, installation, documentary film, built environment, and body, conceptual, and Internet art around three key coordinates--City, Woman, and Border. She links the rise of 1990s Mexico City art on a global market to the period's consolidation of Mexico-US border art on a global market to the period's consolidation of Mexico-US border art as a genre. She then interrupts this transnational art history with a sustained analysis of chilanga and Chicana artists' remapping of the figure of Mexico as Woman. A tour de force that depicts a feedback loop of art and public policy--what Carroll terms the "allegorical performative"--REMEX adds context to the long-term effects of the post-1968 intersection of DF performance and conceptualism, centralizes women artists' embodied critiques of national and global master narratives, and tracks post-1984 border art's "undocumentation" of racialized and sexualized reconfigurations of North American labor pools. The book's featured artwork becomes the lens through which Carroll rereads a range of events and phenomena from California's Proposition 187 to Zapatismo, US immigration policy, 9/11 (1973/2001), femicide in Cuidad Juárez, and Mexico's war on drugs--back cover.
Contents:
Prelude: The allegorical performative
Introduction: Remix : re: Mex : REMEX : toward an art history of the NAFTA era
City. NAFTA-Era Performance and Conceptualism's Prehistory. Mexico City, readymade : The "Pias Forms," Mexico's 1968, and Los Grupos
"Naco" as the taco : No-grupo, Maris Bustamante's La Patente del Taco, and Melquiades Herrera's Object Lifeworlds
Post-1994 GDPS and Labor Wars : Institutional Critique and Incorporation. The almost Ex Teresa Generation
Vicente Razo's Anthropological Materialism
Yoshua Okón's Art and Administration
Minerva Cuevas's Logocentrism
Francis Alÿs, Santiago Sierra, and the Age of Cuauhtémoc
Teresa Margolles, Remaindered
Woman. ¿Desmodernidad? : Literalists to the Core!. Polvo de Gallina Negra's Maternal Prosthesis
Lorena Wolffer's "El Derecho de Réplica"
Katia Tirado's Pub(l)ic Niches
Silvia Gruner's fucked-up ethnographies
Nao Bustamante's inter-American pageantry
Border. NAFTA-Era Performance and Conceptualism's Prehistory. Art and design : the Mexico-US border after 1965
The border art workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo's Open Door and Laboratory
Post-1994 GDPS and Labor Wars : Institutional Critique and Incorporation. Guillermo Gómez-Peña's "North American Free Art Agreement"
inSITE specificity/Tijuana, capital of the twenty-first century
From undocumentation to the undocumentary (Alex Rivera, Sergio Arau, and Yareli Arizmendi, Lourdes Portillo, Ursula Biemann, Sergio De La Torre, and Vicky Funari, Chantal Akerman, Natalia Almada, ______)
Postlude: Remix : re: Mex : REMEX : untoward art histories of the third millennium.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-374) and index.
Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, Honorable Mention, 2017
ISBN:
9781477310649
1477310649
9781477311370
1477311378
9781477311028
9781477311035
OCLC:
976035865
Publisher Number:
40027881014