Category Archives: Latin America

Latin American Graffiti

Graffiti is a term that comes from the Greek word graphein, to write, and the Italian word graffito, meaning to draw or scribble on a flat surface. Graffiti is done everywhere in Latin America (LA), because any defacement of private … Continue reading

Posted in 1990s, Alex Vallauri, Altamira, Argentina, Brazil, Buenos Aires, graffiti, Latin America, London, New York, New York City, Pompeii, Uncategorized, vandalism | Leave a comment

The Suburbs as a “Topos” of Latin American Culture

In defining the suburbs as a “topos” of Latin American culture, I must first define the words “suburbs” and “topos.” A common perception of the suburbs is a place that is located immediately outside of a town or a city. … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, Brazil, Latin America, Latin American culture, location, New York, Oscar Niemeyer, relocation, topos, Uncategorized, United States | Leave a comment

Memory: Found Objects and Visual Narratives

Memory as a representational apparatus in Latin American art, executed through the use of found objects and visual narratives, relates to a history of cultural conflict in the mid twentieth century, and it is marked by political and social violence, … Continue reading

Posted in Doris Salcedo, Fabian Marcaccio, Guillermo Kuitca, Jorge Luis Borges, Latin America, Oscar Muñoz, Sullivan, Uncategorized | Leave a comment