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El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela

María C. Gaztambide


In El Techo de la Ballena, María C. Gaztambi depresents an account of the visual arts production of the Caracas-based collective El Techo de la Ballena (active 1961−69). In spite of evident convergences with other global art tendencies, these radicalized artists from Venezuela anchored their multidisciplinary interventions in a fundamental retrograde stance which, in the author’s view, represented a deliberate inversion of an internationallyaligned modernity hinging on the need for constant evolution and progress in the visual arts. El Techo’s against-the-grain position became the basis for a ... More

Keywords: Venezuela, visual arts, El Techo de la Ballena, international modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400707
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400707.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María C. Gaztambide, author
University of Houston