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Chicana and Chicano art : ProtestArte / Carlos Francisco Jackson.

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From the Publisher: This is the first book solely dedicated to the history, development, and present-day flowering of Chicana and Chicano visual arts. It offers readers an opportunity to understand and appreciate Chicana/o art from its beginnings in the 1960s, its relationship to the Chicana/o Movement and its leading artists, themes, current directions, and cultural impacts. Although the word "Chicano" once held negative connotations, students-along with civil rights activists and artists-adopted it in the late 1960s in order to reimagine and redefine what it meant to be Mexican American in the United States. Chicanismo is the ideology and spirit behind the Chicano Movement and Chicanismo unites the artists whose work is revealed and celebrated in this book. Jackson's scope is wide. He includes paintings, prints, murals, altars, sculptures, and photographs-and, of course, the artists who created them. Beginning with key influences, he describes the importance of poster and mural art, focusing on the work of the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada and the significance of Mexican and Cuban talleres (print workshops). He examines the importance of art collectives in the United States, as well as Chicano talleres and community art centers, for the growth of the Chicano art movement. In conclusion, he considers how Chicano art has been presented to the general American public. As Jackson shows, the visual arts have both reflected and created Chicano culture in the United States. For college students-and for all readers who want to learn more about this fascinating subject-his book is an introduction to an art movement with a social conscience.

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  • ISBN: 0816526478 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780816526475 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2009]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-217) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- History of the Mexican American experience -- A new nation and a new culture -- Mexican Americans and the World War II era -- Emergence of Chicanismo -- National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference and Aztlán -- Approaching democracy and approaching Chicanismo -- 1. Artistic influences on the Chicano art movement -- Emergence of a Mexican national art : challenging colonial art -- José Guadalupe Posada -- The Mexican revolution and the Mexican mural movement -- Works Progress Administration Section of Fine Arts and the Federal Art Project -- Taller de Gráfica Popular -- OSPAAAL and Cuban printmaking -- Conclusion -- 2. Art and the Chicano movement -- Emergence of a Chicano art movement -- Rasquachismo : a Chicano sensibility -- Geography of Chicana and Chicano art production -- The poster -- The mural -- Conclusion -- 3. Prominent themes in Chicano art -- Chicano nationalism and pre-Columbian culture -- Immigration and the border -- Labor -- Chicana feminism and sexuality -- Family and rituals -- Antiwar activism and Third World liberation struggles -- Chicano popular culture -- Conclusion -- 4. Chicano art collectives -- Mexican American Liberation Art Front (MALAF), 1968-1970 -- Asco, 1971-1987 -- Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), 1972- -- Mujeres Muralistas, 1973-1977 -- Con Safos and Los Quemados -- Los Four, 1973-1983 -- Co-Madres Artistas, 1992- -- 5. Community art centers and workshops -- Self Help Graphics and Art Inc., 1970- -- Galería de la Raza, 1970- -- Centro Cultural de la Raza, 1970- -- La Raza Silkscreen Center (LRSC), 1970-1995, and Mission Gráfica, 1995- -- Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), 1976- -- 6. Trends in Chicano art -- Exhibitions -- Archives, collections, and publications -- The future of Chicano art.
Summary, etc.:
From the Publisher: This is the first book solely dedicated to the history, development, and present-day flowering of Chicana and Chicano visual arts. It offers readers an opportunity to understand and appreciate Chicana/o art from its beginnings in the 1960s, its relationship to the Chicana/o Movement and its leading artists, themes, current directions, and cultural impacts. Although the word "Chicano" once held negative connotations, students-along with civil rights activists and artists-adopted it in the late 1960s in order to reimagine and redefine what it meant to be Mexican American in the United States. Chicanismo is the ideology and spirit behind the Chicano Movement and Chicanismo unites the artists whose work is revealed and celebrated in this book. Jackson's scope is wide. He includes paintings, prints, murals, altars, sculptures, and photographs-and, of course, the artists who created them. Beginning with key influences, he describes the importance of poster and mural art, focusing on the work of the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada and the significance of Mexican and Cuban talleres (print workshops). He examines the importance of art collectives in the United States, as well as Chicano talleres and community art centers, for the growth of the Chicano art movement. In conclusion, he considers how Chicano art has been presented to the general American public. As Jackson shows, the visual arts have both reflected and created Chicano culture in the United States. For college students-and for all readers who want to learn more about this fascinating subject-his book is an introduction to an art movement with a social conscience.
Subject: Mexican American art
Social movements in art
Chicano movement
Kunst.
Kultur.
Chicanos.
Beeldende kunsten.
Sociale bewegingen.
Mexicaanse Amerikanen.
Mexico
Verenigde Staten.

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