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Topic Descriptor: rituals (events)×
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  • [Born in Puerto Rico, living there the first nine years of his life...]
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    1981
    Rafael Montañez Ortiz describes the assemblages of Marcos Dimas as an extension of the artist’s childhood experience of digging up bits of Taíno artifacts in the fields of Puerto Rico. Ortiz proposes that Dimas’s works are the result of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802904

  • Altarmakers : the historic mediators
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1985
    In this document, Amalia Mesa-Bains writes about the women’s practice of altar-making, suggesting that while there has been a decline in the performance of and engagement with popular ritual in contemporary life, the creation of altars as both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086039

  • Coleção culto afro-brasileiro : um testemunho do Xangô pernambucano
    1983
    This is the catalogue of ritual objects related to the Yoruba deity Xangô (written Changó in Cuba) in the collection of the Museu do Estado de Pernambuco in Recife. The 307 works are placed in the following categories: sculptures of orishas ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110526

  • Del rito a la performancia
    Monsalve Pino, Juan Cristóbal, Bogotá, 1951-
    2009
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100740

  • Failing better : Salcedo's trajectory
    Mengham, Rod, 1953-
    2004
    In this article, the British critic Rod Mengham reviews Doris Salcedo’s installation Neither (2004) in terms of the Colombian artist’s career, identifying significant changes in her work since 2002. Up until that point, Salcedo had produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150166

  • Luz de máscaras : América del Sur
    Lévi-Strauss, Claude
    1960
    Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss provides a descriptive analysis of the origin, meaning, and function of masks for some South American indigenous groups. His argument revolves around the Amazon River region and other locations in South America; it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100172

  • Mexicano / Chicano altars : the poetics and politics of space of community self-fashioning
    Malagamba Ansótegui, Amelia
    1997
    In this document, Professor Amelia Malagamba discusses the practice of altar making, a traditional form of cultural production from Mexico that has been further developed by Chicano artists living in the United States. Her focus is on articulating a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082485

  • Miguel Von Dangel
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1969
    Juan Calzadilla wrote this critical text as a preface to the catalogue for Miguel von Dangel’s exhibition Sacrifixiones (1969). The essay starts with comments on the artist’s beginnings in taxidermy. Calzadilla explains how, during his time at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102109

  • Miguel Von Dangel
    Pannier, Luis, 1953-
    1991
    In this interview with Miguel von Dangel by French-Venezuelan painter Luis Pannier (b. 1953), von Dangel reflects on art as a religious activity and on the role of the natural environment of the Americas in his work. In von Dangel’s view, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154859

  • Notas sobre máscaras mexicanas = Notes on Mexican Masks
    Covarrubias, Miguel
    1929
    In this document Miguel Covarrubias analyzes masks from both an aesthetic and ritualistic point of view. He asserts that the ritualistic masks are the intensification of an idea born of the imagination. In this way, given that culture is more pure, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734288

  • Sanctums of the spirit : the altars of Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    This document by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is concerned with the practice of altar-making as a spiritual and cultural endeavor that blends influences from European, African, and indigenous American sources. Typically characterized as a kind of “folk [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086152

  • The day of the dead in Aztlán : chicano variations on the theme of life, death and self-preservation
    Venegas, Sybil
    2000
    In this essay, art historian Sybil Venegas traces the history of the Day of the Dead rituals from their roots in ancient Mexico to the twentieth-century revival and reinvention in Aztlan, the southwestern part of the United States. The evolution of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809718

  • Vanishing Amazon
    Ricciardi, Mirella
    1991
    This is the photographic documentation for the written texts about three ethnic groups in northern Brazil: the Kampa (in Acre state), the Marubo (Amazonas state), and the Yanomami (Amazonas and Roraima states). The author is the Franco-Italian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110749