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Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles

Claudia Calirman

Paperback: 232 pages

Publisher: Duke University Press Books (May 28, 2012)

List Price: $ 24.95
 

In her book Brazilian Art under Dictatorship, curator and art historian Claudia Calirman analyzes the intersection of visual arts and politics between 1968 and 1975, the terror-filled period of Brazil’s military regime. Basing on her own experience of living in Rio de Janeiro at that time Calirman describes how Brazilian artists used performance, media-based art and conceptualism as ways to evade censorship and persecution. She focuses on works of Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles, three prominent artists of that period, exploring how they negotiated the competing demands of Brazilian politics, Brazilian culture, and the international art scene.

Brazilian Art under Dictatorship received the Twelfth Annual Arvey Book Award for best book of the year from the Association of Latin American Art (ALAA), an affiliate of the College Art Association.  Calirman is assistant professor in the Department of Art & Music at the City University of New York. Her expertise is in Latin American art, modern art, contemporary art and curatorial studies. She has lectured on the collections of MoMA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was the 2008-09 Leman Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University.  Calirman is a 2013 Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant for research on her next book, A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile.

 

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