This book, published at the tail end of the two-part exhibition of the same name, expands on the doctoral dissertation research of Aimé Iglesias Lukin, the director and chief curator of the Americas Society. Both the exhibition and the book make valuable contributions to the study of art made in and in relation to New York City, to the history of art made by artists from Latin America, and to the body of scholarship tracing the transnational networks artists from the region circulated through during the late sixties and early seventies. As Uruguayan artist César Paternosto says, with ambiguous affective and political inflection, “It was in New York that I discovered that I was Latin American” (245). The idea that a Latin American identity and culture could be distilled among immigrants in a place outside the geographical boundaries of Latin America proper (13) resonates with studies by Michele Greet and...
Review: This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, by Aimé Iglesias Lukin
Niko Vicario; Review: This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, by Aimé Iglesias Lukin. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 April 2023; 5 (2): 153–154. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2023.5.2.153
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