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Art of the Southwest..... Art on the Border© 2 ART AS LANGUAGE: Art of the Southwest Art on the Border On the Border of What? 1. fringe art 2. marginal art 3. ornamental art 4. art on the verge 5. art on the brink 6. art on the rim 7. art of ethnic minorities Compound Question by Compounding Border into Border line 1. borderline art 2. intermediate art 3. in between art 4. not quite average art 5. marginal validity art Do Negative Word Factors Produce Negative Image Responses 3 There are essential differences between ART on the Border, ART from the Border and ART of the Border: ON implies imposition FROM implies starting point OF implies native to, endemic, point of origin To interpret art through language SEE. But if one sees through language, what does it say? In what language? Aesthetics depend on it! ANTINOMY Language makes us see Image makes us talk Aesthetics is dependent on organized sounds - words. Dominant language in a pluralistic society has the power to affect artistic realities. Art Not Seperate From Words "I see what you mean" 4 ART AS GEOGRAPHY It is here that geography as Border enters the picture. The landscape clears and the content becomes language in relation to geography. The subject a state of mind. Geography becomes the terrestrial format for art - an earthwork by default. The land imbues art with its presence in time, space and place. Art Not a separate reality form society and its territorial imperatives 5 LAND the American Indian realized, too late, doesn't belong to everyone. Result - Reservation Art Art with Reservations CONTROLS 1. economic 2. socio political 3. theology 4. technological 5. linguistic Land boundaries FRAME the value processes of a given societal order. Place Utopia Pronouncements are about place Lack of place Schizothymia A LAND DREAM DREAM LAND Hierarchy of Merits Because of Language Spanish Pachuco English Barriolese Aesthetics determined by linguistic Hegemony subordinate language is equated to banaustic art MEL CASAS 26
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