Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde (Sexual Cultures #36) (Paperback)

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Winner, 2020 Latino Book Awards in the LGBTQ+ Themed Section

Finalist, 2019 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies

Critically reimagines Chicanx art, unmasking its queer afterlife

Emboldened by the boom in art, fashion, music, and retail culture in 1980s Los Angeles, the iconoclasts of queer Aztl n--as Robb Hern ndez terms the group of artists who emerged from East LA, Orange County, and other parts of Southern California during this period--developed a new vernacular with which to read the city in bloom. Tracing this important but understudied body of work, Archiving an Epidemic catalogs a queer retelling of the Chicana and Chicano art movement, from its origins in the 1960s, to the AIDS crisis and the destruction it wrought in the 1980s, and onto the remnants and legacies of these artists in the current moment. Hern ndez offers a vocabulary for this multi-modal avant-garde--one that contests the heteromasculinity and ocular surveillance visited upon it by the larger Chicanx community, as well as the formally straight conditions of traditional archive-building, museum institutions, and the art world writ large.

With a focus on works by Mundo Meza (1955-85), Teddy Sandoval (1949-1995), and Joey Terrill (1955- ), and with appearances by Laura Aguilar, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, and even Eddie Murphy, Archiving an Epidemic composes a complex picture of queer Chicanx avant-gardisms. With over sixty images--many of which are published here for the first time--Hern ndez's work excavates this archive to question not what Chicanx art is, but what it could have been.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781479820832
ISBN-10: 1479820830
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Sexual Cultures