After the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, the US government began supporting counterinsurgency military activity in Guatemala and El Salvador, feeding a human rights crisis with consequences that still shape life in the region and among its diaspora. With the bilingual (English-Spanish) exhibition catalog Art for the Future, Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky record the monumental response that US artists and allies coordinated against this intervention and propose a welcome counterpoint to object-centered art histories of the period. The book and its corresponding exhibition in the Tufts University Art Galleries center Artists Call, a nationwide activist campaign to protest US intervention in Central America. The campaign was launched in January 1984 by Lucy Lippard, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Julie Ault, Josely Carvalho, Leon Golub, and Doug Ashford, among others. In addition to dissecting and amplifying this important campaign, Duganne and Satinsky dig deep into its precedents and aftermaths, offering...
Review: Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, edited by Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky
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Paloma Checa-Gismero; Review: Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, edited by Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 October 2022; 4 (4): 138–139. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2022.4.4.138
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