By A. Schneider
This ebook makes a tremendous contribution to the present debate on globalization, and extra accurately to the query of ways the "traffic in tradition" is practiced, rationalized and skilled by way of visible artists. The ebook specializes in creative practices within the appropriation of indigenous cultures, and the development of latest Latin American identities. Appropriation is the basic theoretical thought constructed to appreciate those strategies.
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Tap dancers build whole repertoires of stolen steps. There’s the idea within folk culture of how imagery gets communicated, appropriated, and turned into new imagery. (in an interview by Critical Art Ensemble 1998: 29) It is clear from this quote and worth mentioning again that artistic practices of appropriation go beyond strategies that are inherent to the artworks themselves—in fact, they are intrinsically linked to contested spaces of identity construction. Once they occupy public spaces (as in graffiti art, murals, but also with gallery spaces), they also appropriate spaces that are arenas of contest, as Wildner (2003a, b) has recently shown with her work on the public square Zócalo in the center of Mexico City which has become a focus for competing symbolic claims by a variety of social groups.
And even within a group of young artists—for graffiti writers, to bite something and make it your own is a sign of greatness. Tap dancers build whole repertoires of stolen steps. There’s the idea within folk culture of how imagery gets communicated, appropriated, and turned into new imagery. (in an interview by Critical Art Ensemble 1998: 29) It is clear from this quote and worth mentioning again that artistic practices of appropriation go beyond strategies that are inherent to the artworks themselves—in fact, they are intrinsically linked to contested spaces of identity construction.
A more detailed examination of this phenomenon is presented in chapter 3. 16 APPROPRIATION AS PRACTICE Yet as one observer put it, there were also changes in the characteristics of collectors in the 1990s that were linked to the new economic cycle. In contrast with the 1970s and 1980s (when institutions, such as banks and insurance companies, and a few outstanding private collectors, such as Jorge and Marion Helft, dominated collecting), the 1990s were characterized by a new group of professionals who had made their money (in some cases, fortunes) in that period, and who were especially attracted to contemporary art—rather than to more conservative and established genres (cf.
Appropriation as Practice: Art and Identity in Argentina (Studies of the Americas) by A. Schneider