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Listen, Here, Now!: Argentine Art of the 1960s: Writings of the Avant-Garde
In recent writings and exhibitions on postwar art, the avant-garde of 1960s Argentina has emerged as one of the most vital and original of that extraordinarily dynamic period. Although these artists were as radical as any in the world, especially in their thinking on conceptual art and the dematerialization of the art object, very few of them have enjoyed much ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 2nd 2004 by Museum of Modern Art
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In the late 1970s & early 1980s I subscribed to & regularly read 2 political anti-CIA magazines: Counterspy & C.A.I.B. (Covert Action Information Bulletin). These were AMAZING sources of info regarding the havoc being wreaked on the world by US Covert Operations. They were also almost insufferable to read: full of extreme detail about torture & murder. & Argentina under the coup d'etat in 1976 of the Junta of Commanders in Chief was the WORST. The sheer quantity of people ...more
Essential reading for those interested in forming a more inclusive understanding of experimental / political art practices of the late twentieth century. Here, numerous English translations from the primary sources via manifestos, statements and essays are presented from key figures of the movement. I'm a fan of Alberto Greco and the Tucuman Arde project which is why I sought out the book. There's so much more in the book -- fascinating entry to avant-garde Argentina.