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Asco: Elite of the Obscure Opening in Mexico

Image of invitation to Asco exhibition at MUAC in Mexico

More press for Asco: Elite of the Obscure as it is about to open in Mexico at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) on March 21, 2013!

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 started at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), then came here to the WCMA, and has now traveled to MUAC in Mexico City. Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College associate professor of art and Latina/o studies and Rita Gonzalez, contemporary art curator at LACMA, this is the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco.

Recent press coverage includes another major review of the Asco exhibition and catalogue in the February College Art Association Journal. This is the 5th review of the show this year in the CAA Journal, which is the premiere professional journal for art historians, artists and curators published in the US.

Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, Johannes Göransson, wrote “Glitter and Gangrene”: Some thoughts about Asco and the Kitsch of the Foreigner, published on the Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk blog out of Chicago.

The Madrid-based annual journal Re-Visiones just published, Repetition and distance in Asco’s fotonovelas, an article focused on the Asco fotonovelas in the exhibition and performativity.


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