Marta Traba: Internationalism or Regional Resistance?
Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia, Art Journal
Until the 19605, MartaTraba (1923-1983) was a key figure in the consolidation of international modernism in the visual arts of Latin America. But when the cultural influence of the United States began to spread throughout the hemisphere-along with the most experimental artistic modes-Traba became one of the most resolute critics of this homogenizing process. She understood better than most the potential danger such influence could represent in the semideveloped and semidependent context of Latin America.1 In this regard, the now-dominant concern regarding the effects of globalization on subaltern cultures demands of critics a new consideration of Traba's critique of the cultural …
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Publication information: Article title: Marta Traba: Internationalism or Regional Resistance?. Contributors: Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia - Author. Journal title: Art Journal. Volume: 64. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2005. Page number: 87+. © 2008 College Art Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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