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Ramírez, Mari Carmen 1955-

Works: 89 works in 334 publications in 5 languages and 7,239 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Illustrated works  Biographies  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Curator, Other, Collector, Performer, Author of introduction, Singer
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Most widely held works about Mari Carmen Ramírez
Most widely held works by Mari Carmen Ramírez
Resisting categories : Latin American and/or Latino? by Mari Carmen Ramírez( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology of more than 165 seminal writings by influential twentieth- and twenty-first century artists and critics who explore and challenge complex definitions of what it means to be 'Latin American' or 'Latino' is designed to be an indispensable tool for the study of Latin American and Latino art"--
Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin America by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

19 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twentieth-century, avant-garde artists from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean created extraordinary and highly innovative paintings, sculptures, assemblages, mixed-media works, and installations. This book presents more than 250 works by some seventy of these artists (including Gego, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Xui Solar, and Jose Clemente Orozco) and artists' groups, along with interpretive essays by leading authorities and newly translated manifestoes and other theoretical documents written by the artists. Together the images and texts showcase the artistic achievements of the Latin American avant-garde. Inverted Utopias focuses on the emergence and development of this art during two decisive periods. The first marks the return from Europe of Latin American avant-garde pioneers who came home to bring the promise of a new art to societies in the early stages of modernization. The second period, following World War II, encompasses the expansion of avant-garde activities throughout Latin America as artists expressed their independence from developments in Europe and the United States. As the authors explain, during both of these periods Latin American art was fueled by the belief that artistic creations could present a form of utopia--an inversion of the original premise that drove the European avant-garde--and serve as a model for a new society." -- Jacket
Helio Oiticica : the body of color by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One the most creative artists of the twentieth century, Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) played a key role in the Tropicalia movement in Brazil, and in the overall development of Latin American art and culture. Beginning with formal, abstract works on paper, he progressed to creating labyrinths, works that could be worn as clothing, structures hung from the ceiling, and works that featured pure, vivid pigments. The large-scale environments he created toward the end of his career opened up new sensory worlds for gallery visitors, inviting them to take off their shoes and walk in sand or share the exhibition space with live, brilliantly colored tropical parrots. Drawing on new research and including previously unseen works, this is the most extensive publication yet on this crucial Latin American artist."--Amazon
El Taller Torres-García : the School of the South and its legacy by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gego : entre la transparencia y lo invisible = Gego : between transparency and the invisible by Gego( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German-born Venezuelan artist Gego produced a wide range of line based abstract work. This text traces her exploration of line and space and her attempts to make visible the invisible. By manipulating the density of lines or by interrupting them, she brought light, shadow and feeling into her linear works
Color in Space and Time : Cruz-Diez by Carlos Cruz Diez( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Time and Space accompanies the first large-scale retrospective of the work of the Venezuelan master, considered to be one of the greatest artistic innovators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Cantos paralelos : la parodia plástica en el arte argentino contemporáneo = visual parody in contemporary Argentinean art by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Spanish/English bilingual catalog and the traveling exhibition it accompanies examine the work of nine Argentinean artists whose iconoclastic production can be seen as finding a common ground in the critical recourse of parody. The exhibit and the catalog represent the first attempt to bring together this heterogeneous group of artists while simultaneously investigating the formal and conceptual affinities that link their artistic production. Featured artists are Antonio Berni, Jorge de la Vega, Victor Grippo, Pablo Suarez, Alberto Heredia, Juan Carlos Distefano, Leon Ferrari, Ruben Santantonin, and Luis Fernando Benedit. The catalog is one of the first comprehensive sources for these artists' work both individually and as a group. Comprehensive essays by curator Mari Carmen Ramirez and Argentinean art historians Andrea Giunta and Marcelo E. Pacheco address the general context of Argentinean art since the 1960s, as well as the specific issues posed by the works in the exhibition. Because of the lack of English sources on this topic, special emphasis is placed on the documentation of the exhibition topic and the artists' individual careers. Included are short critical essays on each of the artists represented in the exhibition, as well as documentary photographs, a selection of important writings by the artists, and a comprehensive bibliography for their work and the time period represented
Contingent beauty : contemporary art from Latin America( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring cutting-edge techniques and daring themes, many Latin American artists seamlessly intertwine aesthetic refinement with biting critiques of social and political issues. Contingent Beauty assembles major works by more than 20 such artists who have made significant contributions to the global art scene over the past 30 years. Encompassing a variety of media #x97; including painting, drawing, sculpture, and video #x97; the majority of these innovative works are culled from the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which possesses an exceptional collection of contemporary Latin American art. These objects, while formally sophisticated and alluring, are not ends unto themselves but rather tools intended to heighten viewers#x92; awareness of critical factors that shape the lives of these artists, such as poverty, gender, political repression, the war on drugs, and globalization. In some instances, the #x93;beauty#x94; of these works is contingent upon cultural interpretation. Tensions between beauty and violence, seduction and repulsion, elegance and brutality contribute to the enduring impact of this art and provide a revelatory experience for readers.0Exhibition: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA (22.121.2015-1.2016)
Versions and inversions : perspectives on avant-garde art in Latin America by Houston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2004, MFAH presented Inverted Utopias, a critically acclaimed exhibition focusing on the development of avant-garde art in Latin America from 1920 to 1970. At the time of the exhibition, a major symposium was held at the museum. Edited by Héctor Olea and Mari Carmen Ramírez, this book brings together texts and commentary by leading art historians and critics who participated in the event, including Gabriel Peluffo Linari, Andrea Giunta, Luis Camnitzer, and Lucy R. Lippard, among many others. A wide range of topics is covered, including the avant-garde in America and Europe, Argentine art in the 1960s, Latin American Conceptualism, and Brazilian art trends of the 1950s."--Publisher description
Dimensions of constructive art in Brazil : the Adolpho Leirner Collection by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Berni : Juanito and Ramona by Guillermo David( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Argentinian figurative artist Antonio Berni (1905-1981) is known for his aesthetic originality and for art steeped in social commentary. In the 1950s, he inaugurated a series of works that documented the lives of two fictional characters, Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel. Through the stories of Juanito, a denizen of Argentina's shantytowns, and Ramona, who rises from the working class to the upper echelons of society, Berni addressed topics from industrialization to neocolonialism to economic backwardness and their effects on the population of underdeveloped countries. Written by leading scholars of Latin American art, this handsome volume presents the first comprehensive survey of the internationally acclaimed Juanito and Ramona series. Richly illustrated with more than 250 color images, the volume brings together nearly two decades of Berni's monumental, mixed-media reliefs and assemblages, experimental works on paper, and sculptural constructions made of found, everyday objects."--
Questioning the line : Gego in context by Gego( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the late 1950s until the 1980s, the German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) made drawings, prints, three-dimensional works, hanging-net pieces (reticulareas), and wire constructions (drawings without paper) of extraordinary quality. Taken as a whole, these works illustrate the issue at the core of her production: the liberation of line from volume and form into space. Though little known outside of Latin America, Gego's work enjoyed a dialogue with twentieth-century artists and movements active not only in Venezuela, but also worldwide. In a series of essays examining her art in relation to Modernism, Informalism, kinetic art, and other tendencies, this volume--the second in the MFAH International Center for the Arts of the Americas series--situates Gego in her international context
Intersecting modernities : Latin American art from the Brillembourg Capriles collection by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg has assembled a superb private collection of Latin American modern masterworks by towering figures such as Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, and Joaquín Torres-García. The collector has a particular point of view that public collections rarely attain"--Provided by publisher
Cosmopolitan routes : Houston collects Latin American art by Gilbert Vicario( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitan routes" situates 20th-century Latin American art as an evolving discourse of individual impulses, universal themes, and shared ideas. It further illustrates the parallels between works produced in Latin America and the artistic movements that have come to define modern and contemporary art on a global level. Showcased in detail are nearly 100 masterworks from Houston collections, ranging from early Modernist and postwar pieces to contemporary creations by artists from Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico. From the Constructive Universalism of Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia to the figurative and Surrealist work of artists such as Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Pedro Friedeberg, a host of diverse movements are represented. All of the works demonstrate the depth and quality of Latin American artistic expression as well as the spirit of diversity and exploration involved in the quest for collecting art
Collecting Latin American art for the 21st century by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is based on the symposium 'Collecting Latin American Art for the 21st century' the first public event organized by the MFAH's Department of Latin American Art and International Center for the Arts of the Americas."--Page 4 of cover
Re-aligning vision : alternative currents in South American drawing( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on a construct : the Adolpho Leirner collection of Brazilian constructive art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by Houston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the acclaimed Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, this book assesses the state of research on the avant-garde artists and groups that constituted Brazilian Modernism"--Provided by publisher
Contesting modernity : Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975 by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating exploration of Venezuelan Informalism charts the movement's history from its beginnings in the mid-1950s to its last manifestations in the 1970s. Essays by an esteemed group of scholars discuss the variety, richness, and complexity of Informalism and examine the ways in which Venezuelan artists embraced many of the abstract, gestural tendencies contemporaneously developed in Abstract Expressionism, Tachism, and Art Informel. Providing a thorough and comprehensive overview of this artistically fertile, yet underappreciated, movement, this volume highlights the diverse approaches and the wide range of media employed by Informalism's key practitioners, including Elsa Gramcko, Alberto Brandt, Francisco Hung, Daniel Gonzalez, and the collective El Techo de la Ballena. Also featured are stunning works by internationally acclaimed figures who experimented with Informalism, such as Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Jesus Rafael Soto. Exhibition: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (26.10.2018-27.01.2019)
New territories : laboratories for design, craft and art in Latin America( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Territories examines creative practices in today's globalized world, in which disciplines overlap more than ever before. Looking in particular at countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Panama, Columbia, Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Chile, this volume discusses the ways in which craft, art and design have transcended their former identities. Today, artists in these fields may address issues of not only commodification and mass production, but also social concerns of urbanization, displacement, housing and sustainability. Including the work of more than 100 artists, designers/design studios and artisans, New Territories sets out to explore the present state of design--much of which has emerged from interfaces between manufacturers, folk artisans, indigenous artists and designers--and its future
Beatriz González : a retrospective by Beatriz González( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Caddo and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beatriz González: A Retrospective is the first large-scale U.S. exhibition dedicated to the work of Colombian artist Beatriz González. Based in Bogotá, González (born 1938) is not only an internationally celebrated artist but also one of the few living representatives of the "radical women" generation from Latin America. González's groundbreaking production spans more than six decades of intensive research yet remains largely unfamiliar to audiences in the United States."--Museum of Fine Arts Houston
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Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin America
Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin AmericaHelio Oiticica : the body of colorGego : entre la transparencia y lo invisible = Gego : between transparency and the invisibleColor in Space and Time : Cruz-DiezCantos paralelos : la parodia plástica en el arte argentino contemporáneo = visual parody in contemporary Argentinean artContingent beauty : contemporary art from Latin AmericaVersions and inversions : perspectives on avant-garde art in Latin AmericaDimensions of constructive art in Brazil : the Adolpho Leirner Collection
Alternative Names
Garcia, Mari Carmen Ramirez-.

Garcia, Mari Carmen Ramirez- 1955-

Ramírez-Garcia, Mari Carmen

Ramirez-Garcia, Mari Carmen 1955-

Ramírez, Mari C. 1955-

Ramírez, Mari Carmen 1955-