The irruption of the other: abstraction in late modernity (Spanish version)

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By: César Paternosto

Published by: Ediciones La Bahía

ISBN: 9788412020373

Softcover. 392 pages. 15 x 19 cm 

Language: Spanish

This essay condenses the fundamental lines of César Paternosto's artistic thought. Many of its pages were born as loose texts or essays that the New York art historian and critic Lucy R. Lippard advised the author to assemble one day in the form of a book. In this complex and evocative work, the Argentinean artist offers at once a synthesis of the history of abstraction; a critique of the Eurocentric view and the Western conception of art; and also underlines the conditioning relationship between the art market and the artists and their works. It also draws attention to how the dominant Anglo-Saxon culture establishes and determines artistic ranks, categories and grants artistic patents, and, finally, it reflects on the creative contributions (fundamentally in the field of textiles) of the cultures of pre-Hispanic America, establishing that it is in these works on canvas that the first languages of abstraction are already codified; codes that will end up influencing the world of modern Western art.


Reference: FE20400

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