9781479820832-1479820830-Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde (Sexual Cultures, 36)

Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde (Sexual Cultures, 36)

ISBN-13: 9781479820832
ISBN-10: 1479820830
Author: Hernández, Robb
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781479820832
ISBN-10: 1479820830
Author: Hernández, Robb
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hernández, Robb wrote Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde (Sexual Cultures, 36) comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1479820830 and 9781479820832. Since then Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde (Sexual Cultures, 36) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.33 or rent at the marketplace.

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Critically reimagines Chicanx art, unmasking its queer afterlife

Emboldened by the boom in art, fashion, music, and retail culture in 1980s Los Angeles, the iconoclasts of queer Aztlán―as Robb Hernández terms the group of artists who emerged from East LA, Orange County, and other parts of Southern California during this period―developed a new vernacular with which to read the city in bloom. Tracing this important but understudied body of work, Archiving an Epidemic catalogs a queer retelling of the Chicana and Chicano art movement, from its origins in the 1960s, to the AIDS crisis and the destruction it wrought in the 1980s, and onto the remnants and legacies of these artists in the current moment. Hernández offers a vocabulary for this multi-modal avant-garde―one that contests the heteromasculinity and ocular surveillance visited upon it by the larger Chicanx community, as well as the formally straight conditions of traditional archive-building, museum institutions, and the art world writ large.

With a focus on works by Mundo Meza (1955–85), Teddy Sandoval (1949–1995), and Joey Terrill (1955– ), and with appearances by Laura Aguilar, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, and even Eddie Murphy, Archiving an Epidemic composes a complex picture of queer Chicanx avant-gardisms. With over sixty images―many of which are published here for the first time―Hernández’s work excavates this archive to question not what Chicanx art is, but what it could have been.

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