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Keller, Gary D.

Challenging Traditional Curatorial Practices

Historicizing Narratives

Borders and Diasporas

Aesthetics Beauty

The Body: The Real and the Symbolic

All Abstracts



Representation of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 in Mexican and in Mexican American Art

This paper analyzes the representation of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 by visual artists including photographers both in Mexico itself and in the United States, primarily by Mexican American/Chicano visual artists.

The impact of the Revolution of 1910 on Mexican art and its representation by Mexican artists is traced from the very beginnings just preceding the Revolution and in 1910 and 1911 with the caricatures that appear in the Mexican newspapers, the photographs, and the works of art by Jose' Guadalupe Posada (1867-1913). A review is made of the photographs of the Revolution (over 480 photographers have been identified in the Archivo Casasola alone, despite the fact that Agustin Victor Casasola, typically scratched out the names of the original photographers and appropriated their work) and their subsequent impact on both the popular and fine arts. Similarly, the work of the great Mexican muralists, particularly Diego Rivera and Jose' Clemente Orozco is reviewed, as well as the work on paper of the Taller de Grafica Popular. Finally, the impact of the images of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 is traced on contemporary Mexican art, including work that evokes the struggles of the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberaci6n Nacional (EZLN) and the iconography of Subcomandante Marcos.

A parallel and cross-cultural review is made of Latino art of the United States that includes the work of Alfredo Arreguin, Judith Francisca Baca, Carlos Cortez, Rodolfo 0. Cuellar, Jr., He' ctor Duarte, Louis "The Foot" Gonzalez, Rosa M., Malaquias Montoya, Martin Moreno, the Royal Chicano Air Force, Daniel Salazar, and others.

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