Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities
In Alma Lopez’s digital print Lupe & Sirena in Love (1999), two icons—the Virgin of Guadalupe and the mermaid Sirena, who often appears on Mexican lottery cards—embrace one another, symbolically claiming a place for same-sex desire within Mexican and Chicano/a religious and popular cultures. Ester Hernandez’s 1976 etching Libertad/Liberty depicts a female artist chisel...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published August 9th 2007 by Duke University Press Books
(first published May 30th 2007)
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A wonderful introduction into Chicana art. Certainly an accessible book that might lose the novice reader with no historical context. But if you are from the American Southwest, have an interest in the region, or are willing to learn, then this text is a great introduction to political art by some of he most influential Latina and Chicana artists in the Southwest today.