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Brian Winkenweder on David Craven’s “Future Perfect”

 

David Craven with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Professor Christine Wade of Washington College, Maryland, in Managua, Nicaragua, June 2011

David Craven, distinguished professor of art history at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and AICA-USA member, died in 2012.  His scholarship on twentieth century Latin and North American art resulted in 10 books and over 150 articles that appeared in 25 different countries, translated into 15 different languages.

Brian Winkeweder, AICA-USA member and Chair of the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, is editing Craven’s collected writings, with a projected 2015 publication date.  He recently published a substantial analysis of Craven’s writing for the online journal Third Text. Entitled “David Craven’s Future Perfect: Tensions between Political Engagement and Art History,” it combines a history of Craven’s growing involvement with Latin American art history, and how he developed his provocative view that history grounded in the intersection of art and politics could serve as a viable alternative to prevailing formalistic models of art history.

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