Friday, 30 July 2010
'MODERNIDAD TROPICAL', ALEXANDER APOSTOL'S NEW RETROSPECTIVE PUBLICATION!
From the nineteen-twenties on, Latin America became a suitable terrain in which to apply the ideal embodied by the Modern Movement. This period is approached in the works of the Venezuelan artist Alexander Apóstol by exploring the remnants of that ideal of modernity from a critical standpoint. Through the texts by the architect Juan Herreros and the art critics and curators Julieta González and Cuauhtémoc Medina, various aspects of his oeuvre are analyzed alongside the context in which it arose. Whether from the perspective of architecture, art history or a political analysis of contemporary Venezuela, each author contributes to a comprehensive study of Alexander Apóstol’s production.
This volume is also the first title in the Art and Architecture AA MUSAC series, intended to provide a horizontal approach to the work of artists and architects whose output suggests a critical perspective on our contemporary world.
Published by ACTAR.
Editor: María Inés Rodríguez.
Series: Arte y Arquitectura AA MUSAC.
Texts: A la modernidad llegamos y de ella escapamos, María Inés Rodríguez; Sobre la fragilidad de algunas ambiciones, Juan Herreros; The Latin Americans…lost in translation, Julieta González; Venezquizoide, Cuauhtémoc Medina.
160 pages. Price: 27 €.
Look inside: http://issuu.com/actar/docs/modernidadtropical