Carnival of Perception

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Guy Brett discusses the background to ‘Carnival of Perception’, a collection of his essays recently published by Iniva. The essays reflect his involvement with the cross-cultural and experimental diversity of the London art scene since the 1960s – a context within which he developed a long-lasting relationship with key Latin American practitioners. Linked to individual studies, Carnival of Perception also includes writings on the nature of decorative art, on the figure of the angel in Latin American colonial painting, on art as sanctuary, and the question of British identity.

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  • Guy Brett

    Visiting Fellow - Camberwell College of Arts

    Guy Brett has written extensively for the art press since the 1960s and has organised a number of international exhibitions, among them ‘Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic’, MACBA, Barcelona and Hayward Gallery, London 2000; ‘Li Yuan-Chia: Tell Me What is Not Yet Said’, Camden Arts Centre and touring 2001; and ‘Boris Gerrets: Mindfields’, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2002. His books include Through Our Own Eyes: Popular Art and Modern History 1986; Transcontinental: Nine Latin American Artists 1990; Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla 1995; Carnival of Perception 2004 and Brasil Experimental: Arte/Vida Proposicoes e Paradoxos 2005.
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