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Nexus New York : Latin/American artists in the modern metropolis / edited by Deborah Cullen.

Other author/creatorCullen, Deborah.
Other author/creatorMuseo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Museo del Barrio ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, ©2009.
Description283 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents Nexus New York : Latin/American artists in the modern metropolis : an introduction, 1900-1942 / Deborah Cullen -- Art school as contact zone : Latin American artists and their teachers / Katherine E. Manthorne -- Havana-New York : a missing link in the history of modern Cuban art / Elvis Fuentes -- Marius de Zayas : transatlantic visionary of modern art / Antonio Saborit -- Torres-García's New York : the city as icon of modern art / Cecilia de Torres -- The allure of Harlem : correlations between Mexicanidad and the new Negro movements / Deborah Cullen -- Seeing red : Mexican revolutionary artists in New York / James Wechsler -- From indigenism to surrealism : Camilo Egas in New York, 1927-1946 / Michele Greet -- To transform the world : Matta and Motherwell in New York and Mexico / Katy Rogers.
Abstract Between 1900 and 1942, New York City was the site of extraordinary creative exchange where artists could share ideas in a global context. The swiftly changing urban landscape before and between the World Wars inspired the erosion of artistic boundaries and fostered a new climate of modernist experimentation. Nexus New York focuses on key artists from the Caribbean and Latin America who entered into dynamic cultural and social dialogues with the American-based avant-garde and participated in the development of a new modern discourse. Featuring both celebrated and little-known figures of this period, including Carlos Enriquez, Alice Neel, Marius de Zayas, Francis Picabia, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Jose Clemente Orozco, Matta, and Robert Motherwell, contributing authors also discuss the specific environments in which they flourished, including the Art Students League, the Siqueiros Experimental Workshop, and the New School for Social Research. A fascinating look at 20th-century modernism, this book provides the first view of the important encounters between artists of the Americas.
General notePublished on the occasion of an exhibition held at El Museo del Barrio, New York.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LanguageEnglish and Spanish.
LCCN 2009923457
ISBN9780300158960 (pbk.)
ISBN0300158963 (pbk.)

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