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First set of documents from the Documents Project’s UCLA team now available online

May 14

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The ICAA is happy to announce the addition of 100 new documents recovered by the UCLA team. With Chon Noriega as team supervisor and Tere Romo as team coordinator, the Chicano Studies Research Center at University of California, Los Angeles worked with a group of researchers and consultants, not only in Los Angeles but also in New York, New Jersey, Miami, and Puerto Rico, who compiled and analyzed documents about Latina/o and Latin American art in the US. Among the first 100 UCLA documents published on the ICAA Digital Archive, visitors can find a handsome suite of texts by distinguished critics, artists and historians of Chicano art including Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and the late Shifra Goldman. Other gems include: artist statements written by Cuba artists living in the US such as Carmen Herrera and Agustín Fernández—both New-York based—as well as by Mario Bencomo and others from the Miami and Post-Miami generations; seminal texts by the noted scholar of Mexican-American art Jacinto Quirarte; and essays providing important theoretical underpinnings for the study of border theory as well as diasporic and feminist studies.

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