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Dangerous Moves : Performance and Politics in Cuba (Hardcover) (Coco Fusco)

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Examining performance and politics in post-revolutionary Cuba, Dangerous Moves challenges the understanding of performance art and political engagement through a sustained analysis of the contemporary experience in Cuba. Coco Fusco analyzes the ways that the Cuban state has wielded influence over artists in recent times, arguing that in a context in which overt political speech is subject to censorship, the language of performance emerges as the favored means of social commentary.Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry, and political activism, Fusco examines the relationship between the abject body in performance and the greater body politic of a state officially defined as revolutionary yet seeking to limit and constrain dissent. Dangerous Moves is a key addition to the canon of writing on contemporary performance art.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Art + Politics, Caribbean + Latin American
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: Coco Fusco
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2015
TCIN: 50107669
UPC: 9781849763264
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6588
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