The Hours Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America

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Edited by: Daros-Latinamerica Collection Texts by: Dr. Hans-Michael Herzog, Sebastián Lopéz, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa English, Spanish 2005, 282 Pages, 118 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1710-6
The kaleidoscopic documentation of a largely unfamiliar artistic territory, focusing on thirty contemporary artists from Latin America.

The Hours-the title alludes to a work by Argentine author and philosopher Jorge Luis Borges-offers a first representative selection of works from the Daros-Latinamerica Collection, the most extensive collection of contemporary Latin American art in Europe. The collection focuses on the art of the past twenty years and comprises works in a wide range of media, from installations and objects to videos, paintings, drawings, artists' books, and performances. Taken together, the positions presented in this volume, each of which is characterized by striking formal and substantive rigor, offer a complex picture of this vast cultural region composed of numerous individual faces, identities, and interests. Thus the book is a kind of mosaic that provides fascinating insights into the still largely unexplored Latin American art scene. Short, succinct texts on the work of the individual featured artists guide the reader on this journey of discovery. Artists featured: Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Waltercio Caldas (Brazil), María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia/Australia), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Nicola Costantino (Argentina), Gonzalo Díaz (Chile), Juan Manuel Echavarría (Colombia), Dario Escobar (Guatemala), León Ferrari (Argentina), Alfredo Jaar (Chile/USA), Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina), Oswaldo Macià (Colombia/Great Britain), Fabian Marcaccio (Argentina/USA), Priscilla Monge (Costa Rica), Vik Muniz (Brazil/USA), Oscar Muñoz (Colombia), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Nadín Ospina (Colombia), Marta María Pérez Bravo (Cuba/Mexico), Manuel Piña (Cuba), Liliana Porter (Argentina/USA), Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba), Rosângela Rennó (Brazil), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Betsabée Romero (Mexico), Lázaro Saavedra (Cuba), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Maruch Sántiz Gómez (Mexico), Martín Sastre (Uruguay), Santiago Sierra (Spain/Mexico) Exhibition schedule: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, October 5, 2005-January 15, 2006