capítulos de libros
Les Sud-américains de Paris. Artistas latinoamericanos y resistencia cultural en la revista Robho (1967-1971)
Metrópolis de papel. Revistas y redes internacionales en la modernidad artística latinoamericana
Lugar: Buenos Aires; Año: 2008;
Edited by Jean Clay between 1967 and 1971, Robho magazine was not - and was not intended to be - a magazine on Latin American art. Its editorial articles introduced an international scope of art issues. The magazine project rather aimed at shedding light on the cultural resistance activities against American-style capitalist expansion. In this approach, artists such as Buren, Haacke, Medalla or Takis were leading figures, together with a significant number of Latin American artists. With graphic design by Cruz-Diez, the magazine’s central articles were devoted to Madi art, Soto, Le Parc, Cruz-Diez, Lygia Clark and the Argentine collective experience Tucumán Burns. Even if the aforementioned artists were neither political exiles nor guerrilla fighters it may be thought that cultural belonging to Latin America carried particular connotations within the context of crisis of French modernization in the 1960s, mainly to those who regarded the latter as the triumph of the consumption society or simply as the Americanization of France. This article aims at analyzing Robho magazine’s selection and interpretation of the work of Latin American artists during this period dominated by the events of May ‘68.