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Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European modernism, philosophers and artists have been fascinated by madness. Something different happened in Brazil, however, with the “art of the insane” that flourished ... More


Introduction: Toward Discomfort

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The introduction offers an overview of the book and describes how it proposes a historical and theoretical account of how modern and contemporary art developed in dialogue with the creative work of ... More


Bispo’s Contemporaneity

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter turns to the creative work of Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Brazil’s most famous “outsider artist.” The author addresses what it means to respect the rights of the mad when approaching their ... More


Fred Forest, Troublemaker

Michael F. Leruth

in Fred Forest's Utopia: Media Art and Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036498
eISBN:
9780262339926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036498.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Introduction establishes Forest’s artistic identity as a trickster and troublemaker through some of his most famous publicity stunts and subversive public interventions. Works discussed in the ... More


The Altiplano

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The trip across the Altiplano in the Bolivian Andes was a crossing into isolation and solitude. Today we little understand people who sought solitude. The writings of the third century CE Desert ... More


Beautiful Fighting Girls outside Japan

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The term outsider artist refers to artists who have no formal education in art and do not belong to the art world. Outsider art is known as art brut in Europe and “raw art” in the U.S. This chapter ... More


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