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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

George F. Flaherty

Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

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post-1940 visual and spatial cultures in Mexico and its borderlands

LAS 327 • Mexican Art Since 1968

40206 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm DFA 2.204
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As the recent opening of the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City and the regularity with which articles about the city’s burgeoning art scene appear in the foreign press attest—albeit from differing vantage points—interest in contemporary art in Mexico has reached critical mass. After a brief survey of visual culture produced in the aftermath of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, this course examines key artists, artworks and critical debates from last 20 years in light of international aesthetic currents and kaleidoscopic political/economic conditions, the latter including: neoliberal restructuring of the economy (NAFTA), Zapatista insurgency in Chiapas (EZLN), and the defeat of single party rule (PRI).

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