• Revelaciones

    Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

    These site-specific works by eight Hispanic artists addressed the unstable definition of this ethnic group in the U.S. and within institutions of “high” culture. “Revelaciones/Revelations: Hispanic Art of Evanescence” reflected critically on the museum in the expected way, but also proved extremely volatile, catalyzing events at this well-heeled campus that escaped the confines of the institution. Its one lasting artifact, the stunning catalogue, cannot capture these critical confrontations.

    The seven-foot black walls of Daniel Martinez’s The Castle is Burning (all works 1993) transformed the

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