An Exhibition History of Latin American Art
Alejandro Cesarco & Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, eds.

An Exhibition History of Latin American Art compiles texts by twenty-one Latin American curators who were asked to select an exhibition that took place in Latin America or focused on the work of Latin American artists and justify its importance, relevance, and influence. The history of Latin American art exhibitions that is thus constructed considers the array of social and institutional contexts where art is created, presented, and experienced, as well as the ideologies inherent in diverse mechanisms of display and interpretative tools. Spanning exhibitions, performance programs, and biennials from 1965 to 2021, the publication suggests a vernacular history of curatorial practice as told by figures who are shaping the field of Latin American art today.

As a nod to the idea of “A History—as a subjective, partial, incomplete, unofficial version of History—the design shies away from the supposed neutrality of black ink and instead tints each of the twenty texts with a different color. With the eight different inks used to print the texts, three different color profiles were also created for the images, giving the whole book a memory-over-history-like glow.

Edited by Alejandro Cesarco and Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
With contributions by Lupe Álvarez, Magalí Arriola, Patricia Bentancur, Fernanda Brenner, Rosina Cazali, Sara Hermann, Inés Katzenstein, Miguel A. López, Catalina Lozano, Michy Marxuach, Manuela Moscoso & Diego Bianchi, Pablo José Ramírez, Gabriela Rangel, Júlia Rebouças, María Inés Rodríguez, Aixa Sánchez, Raquel Schwartz & Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Bernardo José de Souza, Emiliano Valdés M., Javier Villa

Designed by Stoodio Santiago da Silva (Ana Cecilia Breña, Otso Peräsaari, Santiago da Silva)
Spanish and English
14.5 × 20.5 cm
672 pp.
Published by ISLAA (Institute for Studies on Latin American Art)
ISBN: 9781952136290
Pre-press and color study by Max Color, Berlin
Printed by Gutenberg Beuys Feindruckerei, Langenhagen

Book photographs by Trevor Lloyd