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2013/04/15

メキシコのアヴァンギャルドアート Mexican Avan-Garde Art

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[メキシコのアヴァンギャルドアートとアーティストたち]
Avant-Garde Art & Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties
by Glusker, Susannah Joel/ Monsivais, Carlos
University of Texas Press, 2010, 2 v. (xxx, 861 p.)
13,590円

メキシコ革命は、メキシコ美術に「メキシコ・ルネッサンス」と呼ばれた新時代を切り開いた。ディエゴ・リベラ、ホセ・クレメンテ・オロスコ、ダヴィッド・アルファロ・シケイロスを含めたアーティスト集団が、いかにして芸術が革命の理想を展開し得るかを模索し、そのために彼らは議論を戦わした。その真っ只中に、飛び込んだのが若き女性ジャーナリストのアニタ・ブレナーだった。

The Mexican Revolution--that violent, inchoate, never-quite-complete break with the past--opened a new era in Mexican art and letters now known as the "Mexican Renaissance." In Mexico City, a coterie of artists including Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros explored how art could forward revolutionary ideals--and, in the process, spent countless hours talking, gossiping, arguing, and partying. Into this milieu came Anita Brenner, in her early twenties already trying her hand as a journalist, art critic, and anthropologist. Her journals of the period 1925 to 1930 vividly transport us to this vital moment in Mexico, when building a "new nation" was the goal. Brenner became a member of Rivera's inner circle, and her journals provide fascinating portraits of its members, including Orozco, Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and Jean Charlot, with whom she had an unusual loving relationship. She captures the major and minor players in the act of creating works for which they are now famous and records their comings and goings, alliances and feuds. Numerous images of their art brilliantly counterpoint her diary descriptions. Brenner also reveals her own maturation as a perceptive observer and writer who, at twenty-four, published her first book, Idols Behind Altars. Her initial plan for Idols included four hundred images taken by photographers Edward Weston and Tina Modotti. Many of these images, which were ultimately not included in Idols, are published here for the first time along with stunning portraits of Brenner herself. Setting the scene for the journal is well-known Mexican cultural critic Carlos Monsivis, who offers an illuminating discussion of the Mexican Renaissance and the circle around Diego Rivera.

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