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    Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara (2016) Introduction. In: Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara and Halart, S. (eds.) Sabotage Art: Politics and Iconoclasm in Contemporary Latin America. London, UK: I.B. Tauris, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781784532253.

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    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."


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Latin American art, politics, sabotage, participatory art, relational aesthetics, performance
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:06

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