Miguel A. López

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Austerity and Utopia is the first in a series looking at other potential narratives for mapping our current landscape through redefining the social, political and economic terms of engagement. It was planned a long time before the pandemic. Our current situation was unimaginable just a few months ago, but that it was not easily predictable does not mean that there were no elements pointing to a possible crisis of this nature. Yet the collective search for measures of care and climate justice in the attempt to redefine the neoliberal understanding of austerity and utopia – two major points of the ...
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Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure was published on occasion of the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña. Seehearing the Enlightened Failure (February 8 to August 2, 2020) muac, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. unam, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City; (May 26 to November 24, 2019) Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. This retrospective exhibition brings together over a hundred works by the poet, visual artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña. Since the 1960s, the artist has constituted a radical perspective on the relationship between art and politics through her writing and art making. She has done so in different parts ...
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Publishere-flux2013
We are in the middle of a time in which classical notions of flexibility and freedom actually work to alienate our relations to one another. But in fact the ability to shift, to deviate, to morph should constitute the strongest claim that we are much more than what traditional categories tell us we must only be. It is precisely when elaborate techniques of labor extraction become indistinguishable from sensations of pleasure and self-realization that queerness returns to insist on the freedom to move and the freedom to be what one is and what one wants to be—not as a matter ...
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PublisherSculpture Center2017
Precise in her methodology, Teresa Burga notes in the margins of her drawings the day and time she starts and finishes them. Ever since she started working as an artist, in the 1960s, she has taken a playful approach toward systematic processes. Critiquing the labor arenas traditionally assigned to women, such as housework and childcare, she interrogates the role of women in her home country of Peru (whose experiences are shared by many throughout the world). While questions of femininity and authorship inform Burga’s content, they also frame the production of her art. By appropriating the artwork of children in ...

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