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The Resource Archiving an epidemic : art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde, Robb Hernández

Archiving an epidemic : art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde, Robb Hernández

Label
Archiving an epidemic : art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde
Title
Archiving an epidemic
Title remainder
art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde
Statement of responsibility
Robb Hernández
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Emboldened by the boom in art, fashion, music, and retail culture in 1980s Los Angeles, the iconoclasts of queer Aztlan-as Robb Hernandez 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. Hernandez 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. 0With 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-Hernandez's work excavates this archive to question not what Chicanx art is, but what it could have been.0Finalist, 2019 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hernandez, Robb
Dewey number
306.77086/642
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.U5
LC item number
H475 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican American gays
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Mexican American gays
Label
Archiving an epidemic : art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde, Robb Hernández
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how AZT changed Aztlán -- The iconoclasts of queer Aztlán -- Looking for Mundo Meza -- A roll/role of the dice : the butch gardens and queer guardians of Teddy Sandoval -- Viral delay/viral display : the domestic para-sites of Joey Terrill -- Conclusion: making AIDS matter -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
on1089839407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479845309
Lccn
2018059692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Label
Archiving an epidemic : art, AIDS, and the queer Chicanx avant-garde, Robb Hernández
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how AZT changed Aztlán -- The iconoclasts of queer Aztlán -- Looking for Mundo Meza -- A roll/role of the dice : the butch gardens and queer guardians of Teddy Sandoval -- Viral delay/viral display : the domestic para-sites of Joey Terrill -- Conclusion: making AIDS matter -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
on1089839407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781479845309
Lccn
2018059692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)

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