Category Archives: mestizaje

Hybridity: its definition and its place in our reading of artwork

The definition of hybrid found in the Encyclopedia Britannica includes subheadings of genetics, mythology, chemistry, cars, and optometry. The concept of hybridity when applied to culture conveys elements of all of these definitions, including positive elements such as diversity, and … Continue reading

Posted in Angel Rama, authenticity, Bhabha, border, boundaries, Coco Fusco, Frida Kahlo, Homi K. Bhabha, hybrid, hybridity, identity, Luis Camnitzer, mestizaje, Mexico-U.S. border, Mexico-United States border in art, Néstor García Canclini, representation | Leave a comment

Modernization and Culture in Latin American Art History

Modernization is a process of producing culture, as is art. Culture plays a role in the production of knowledge systems, of which visual art is one aspect. Art is a product of the contemporary culture that surrounds the artist, and … Continue reading

Posted in anti-imperialism, Brasilia, diversity, gender, hybridity, indigenismo, mestizaje, modernismo, nationality, postmodern, power, representation, Uncategorized | Leave a comment