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Beyond the Fantastic brings together a selection of influential essays that have informed critical discourse on the visual arts in Latin America from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.

It provides an invaluable context for viewing contemporary Latin American art and includes contributions from leading critics and art historians.

Contributors: Mónica Amor, Pierre E. Bocquet, Gustavo Buntinx, Luis Camnitzer, Néstor García Canclini, Ticio Escobar, Andrea Giunta, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Paulo Herkenhoff, Mirko Lauer, Gerardo Mosquera, Celeste Olalquiaga, Gabriel Peluffo Linari, Carolina Ponce de Léon, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Nelly Richard, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, George Yúdice


What people say

'A new wave of art and cultural criticism is emerging in Latin America. The essays in this collection not only represent a serious remapping of art history but some of them have already been influential in revising notions of Latin American art and culture.' Jean Franco - Professor Emerita, Columbia University
'The strength on the international stage of Latin American art has been recognised for some time, but there is a quantity of vital critical writing from within Latin America that equally needs exposure. An anthology like this is long overdue. It is important not just because of its subtle and reflective insights into Latin American art and culture, but because of its bearing on multicultural issues of crucial significance to us all. This is not just some of the best Latin American art criticism, but some of the best art criticism tout court.' Dawn Ades - Professor of Art History, University of Essex


ISBN: 1-899846-00-X
344pp, paperback, 236 x 180mm, 55 illustrations (16 in colour)
Iniva, 1995