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Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde

Robb Hernández


Archiving an Epidemic is the first book to examine the devastating effect of the AIDS crisis on a generation of Chicanx artists who influenced transgressive genders and sexualities operating in the Chicana and Chicano art movement in Southern California. From mariconógraphy to renegade street graffiti, from the Barrio Baroque to Frozen Art, these visual provocateurs introduced a radical queer languageemboldened by opportunities in LA’s art and retail culturein the 1980s. AIDS not only ravaged their lives, but also devastated their archives. A queer archival methodology is demanded to ascertain ... More

Keywords: Chicano art movement, Los Angeles, queer Chicanx avant-garde, queer archive, archival body, archival space, archive elicitation, domesticana sensibility, rasquachismo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479845309
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479845309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robb Hernández, author
University of California, Riverside

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