Sara Angel Guerrero Rippberger
Performing Art & Post-Identity: Artist Groups in Latin American and Arab Cities, 2003-2011
As a conceptual move outside the popular binaries of north/south, third/first world, periphery/centre in contemporary art theory, my thesis analyses two previously un-compared histories: contemporary art processes from Latin American and Arab cities. A critique of post-colonial identity politics is the departure point for launching an inquiry into the construction of two regions in a global art scene. Do recent survey exhibitions disrupt or re-produce the geography of these regional and cultural identities? What role do artists play in the cultural representation of pan-ethnic areas? A new reading on the dominant historical narratives art and cultural identity is proposed through a comparative ethnographic study of artist groups in Beirut, Cairo, Mexico City, and San Salvador.
Sara has recently been published in SOURCE: Notes in the History of Art, Vol. XXXI No.3 Spring 2012
Article : Panethnicity, Postmodernity, and Artist Groups in Latin America and the Middle East, 2003-2010.
I was born in Singapore and grew up in Europe and the UK, studying History and Theory of Art at the University of Essex. My doctoral subject formed the basis for work on the 1992 Hayward exhibition The Art of Ancient Mexico.
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