There is a timeliness to the release of K. Mitchell Snow’s A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico in September 2020, a moment when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. We were suddenly confronted with empty roadways, empty classrooms, and the constant hum of the computer fan running in overdrive to keep us virtually connected through a litany of corporate collaborative platforms: Zoom, Skype, Yammer, Slack, Canvas, Blackboard. At the same time, protestors and activists took to the streets across the hemisphere, from Chile to Mexico to the United States, disrupting the stillness to demand civic, social, and racial justice. Against this backdrop of capitalism and modernity stressed to their very limit and a collective longing for connection, Snow’s book brings the vitality of movement and the promise of collaboration into relief, not only in the context of Mexico, but also as...
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Book Review| January 01 2022
Review: A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico, by K. Mitchell Snow
K. Mitchell Snow,
A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico.
University Press of Florida,
2020. 346 pages. Hardcover $90.00.
Lesley A. Wolff
Lesley A. Wolff
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
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Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (2022) 4 (1): 152–154.
Lesley A. Wolff; Review: A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico, by K. Mitchell Snow. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 January 2022; 4 (1): 152–154. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2022.4.1.152
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