Art systems : Brazil and the 1970s / Elena Shtromberg.

by Shtromberg, Elena [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Latin American and Caribbean arts and culture publication initiative (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation): Publisher: Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, 2016.Description: ix, 210 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (colour, and black and white) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781477307441; 1477307443; 9781477308585; 147730858X.Subject(s): Art, Brazilian -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Art -- Political aspects -- Brazil -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Art and society -- History -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Art -- Economic aspects -- Brazil -- 20th centuryLooking glass
Introduction -- Currency -- Newspapers -- Television -- Maps -- Epilogue.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-197) and index. Alternative form: Electronic version: 9781477308080
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From currency and maps to heavily censored newspapers and television programming, Art Systems explores visual forms of critique and subversion during the height of Brazilian dictatorship, drawing sometimes surprising connections between artistic production and broader processes of social exchange during a period of authoritarian modernization. Positioning the works beyond the prism of politics, Elena Shtromberg reveals subtle forms of subversion and critique that reinvented the artists' political terrain.

Analyzing key examples from Cildo Meireles, Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, Anna Bella Geiger, Sonia Andrade, Geraldo Mello, and others, the book offers a new framework for theorizing artistic practice. By focusing on the core economic, media, technological, and geographic conditions that circumscribed artistic production during this pivotal era, Shtromberg excavates an array of art systems that played a role in the everyday lives of Brazilians. An examination of the specific historical details of the social systems that were integrated into artistic production, this unique study showcases works that were accessed by audiences far outside the confines of artistic institutions. Proliferating during one of Brazil's most socially and politically fraught decades, the works--spanning cartography to video art--do not conform to an easily identifiable style, form, material use, or medium. As a result of this breadth, Art Systems gives voice to the multifaceted forces at play in a unique chapter of Latin American cultural history.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-197) and index.

Introduction -- Currency -- Newspapers -- Television -- Maps -- Epilogue.