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  • ICAA Record ID
    796405
    TITLE
    Socio-political implications : paper read October 21, 1989 at the Taller Boricua Exhibition Colloquium / Lucy R. Lippard
    IN
    Taller Alma Boricua : Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Puerto Rican Workshop, 1969-1989. -- New York : El Museo del Barrio, 1990
    DESCRIPTION
    p. [20]- 26 : ill
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Lippard, Lucy. "Socio- political implications: paper read October 21, 1989 at the Taller Boricua Exhibition Colloquium." In Taller Alma Boricua 1969- 1989: Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Puerto Rican, 20- 26. New York, NY: El Museo del Barrio, 1990.
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Synopsis

In this essay, art critic Lucy Lippard acknowledges that the Taller Boricua artists collective contributed to diversifying the New York art milieu in the 1970s and 1980s by engaging in political actions and creating works that explored issues of ethnicity, race, and identity. She maintains that bicultural, bilingual artists like those who belong to the Taller Boricua collective are producing the most interesting approaches in the United States because they expose the lingering existence of prejudice, exoticism, and exploitation of ethnic minorities in North America while also positing liberation from these social confinements by redefining themselves and their cultures of origin.

Annotations

Lucy R. Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist, and curator from the United States. She was among the first writers to recognize the dematerialization at work in Conceptual art, and was an early champion of feminist art, and art by ethnic minorities. She is the author of eighteen books on contemporary art including Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990). Lippard’s association with the Puerto Rican/Latino arts community in New York dates back to the late 1960s when she was a member of the Art Workers’ Coalition. She has written essays and reviews on many Latina/o artists in the United States. This paper was written to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Taller Boricua, a New York-based collective of Puerto Rican artists. 

Researcher
Yasmin Ramirez
Credit
Courtesy Lucy R. Lippard, Galisteo, MN.
Courtesy El Museo del Barrio ["Socio Political Implications", Lucy Lippard by "El Museo del Barrio"], 1990, New York, NY