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    Shaman, thespian, saboteur: Marcos Kurtycz and the ritual poetics of institutional profanation

    Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara (2016) Shaman, thespian, saboteur: Marcos Kurtycz and the ritual poetics of institutional profanation. In: Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara and Halart, S. (eds.) Sabotage Art: Politics and Iconoclasm in Contemporary Latin America. London, UK: I.B. Tauris, pp. 35-57. ISBN 9781784532253.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Sabotage is the deliberate disruption of a dominant system, be it political, military or economic. Yet in recent decades, sabotage has also become an artistic strategy most notably in Latin America. In Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, artists are producing radical, unruly or even iconoclastic work that resists state violence, social conformity and the commodification of art. Sabotage Art reveals how contemporary Latin American artists have resorted to sabotage strategies as a means to bridge the gap between aesthetics and politics. The global status of and market for Latin American art is growing rapidly. This book is essential reading for those who want to understand this new, dissident work, as well as its mystification, co-option and commercialisation within current academic historiographies and art-world curatorial initiatives."

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Bloomsbury Academic, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Marcos Kurtycz, performance, potlatch, Mexican art, mail art
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:22
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 09:52
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42236

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