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  • ICAA Record ID
    847390
    TITLE
    Artistas Chicanos : Los Quemados : June 20th through, July 13th, 1975
    IMPRINT
    San Antonio, TX : [s.n.], 1975
    DESCRIPTION
    [4] p.
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/Pamphlet – Other
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Artistas Chicanos: Los Quemados: June 20th through July 13, 1975. San Antonio, TX: [s.n.], 1975.
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Synopsis

This is an invitation to a group exhibition by the Chicano artist collective, Los Quemados, at the Instituto Cultural Mexicano in San Antonio, Texas, in 1975. Along with presenting information regarding the exhibition dates, inaugural reception, and program, the invitation also includes the name of the artists and a brief statement defining the goals of the collective and their artistic philosophy. As listed, Los Quemados was comprised of the following artists from Austin and San Antonio: Santa Barraza, Carolina Flores, Carmen Lomas Garza, Luis Guerra, Cesar Augusto Martinez, Santos Martinez, Amado Maurilio Peña, José Rivera, Vicente Rodriguez, and José Treviño.

Annotations

The exhibition announced in the invitation was the first group show for Los Quemados, a collective formed after its San Antonio predecessor, Con Safo, broke up in 1975 following disagreement among its members over the definition of Chicano art. The artists that formed Los Quemados believed that Chicanos should be able to create art that was not only “an artistic arm of a political ideology.” They also sought to affirm the creation of artworks that expanded rather than limited the perceptions of Chicano art. Both in its historical importance and aesthetic stance, the text gives testimony to the widespread artistic dialogues and disagreements that developed in the 1970s regarding the role of Chicano art.

Researcher
Tere Romo
Team
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA