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Title Our Lady of Controversy : Alma Lopez's "Irreverent apparition" / edited BY Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Alma López
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011, 2011
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Chicana matters series
Chicana matters series.
Contents Images -- Our Lady of Controversy -- The Artist of Our Lady (April 2, 2001) -- It's Not about the Art in the Folk, It's about the Folks in the Art -- The War of the Roses -- Making Privates Public -- Art Comes for the Archbishop -- Queering the Sacred -- The Decolonial Virgin in a Colonial Site -- It's Not about the Virgins in My Life, It's about the Life in My Virgins -- Do U Think I'm a Nasty Girl? -- Devil in a Rose Bikini -- It's Not about the Santa in My Fe, but the Santa Fe in My Santa -- Appendix -- Contributors -- Index
Summary Months before Alma López's digital collage Our Lady was shown at the Museum of International Folk Art in 2001, the museum began receiving angry phone calls from community activists and Catholic leaders who demanded that the image not be displayed. Protest rallies, prayer vigils, and death threats ensued, but the provocative image of la Virgen de Guadalupe (hands on hips, clad only in roses, and exalted by a bare-breasted butterfly angel) remained on exhibition. Highlighting many of the pivotal questions that have haunted the art world since the NEA debacle of 1988, the contributors to Our Lady of Controversy present diverse perspectives, ranging from definitions of art to the artist's intention, feminism, queer theory, colonialism, and Chicano nationalism. Contributors include the exhibition curator, Tey Marianna Nunn; award-winning novelist and Chicana historian Emma Pérez; and Deena González (recognized as one of the fifty most important living women historians in America)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject López, Alma, 1966- Our Lady.
López, Alma, 1966- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Guadalupe, Our Lady of -- Art.
Mexican American art -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, 1958- editor
López, Alma, 1966- editor
LC no. 2010047372
ISBN 0292734867 (electronic bk.)
9780292734869 (electronic bk.)