In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, we’re giving you a sneak peak at the first issue of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (LALVC), which is scheduled to publish its inaugural issue in January 2019.

LALVC is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual culture of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. A defining focus of the journal is its concentration of current scholarship on both Latin American and Latinx visual culture in a single publication. The journal aims to approach ancient, colonial, modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual culture from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives.

Here’s a look at what’s to come in the inaugural issue:

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture
Volume 1, Issue 1

Table of Contents

Against Precarious Abstraction: Bearing Witness to Migration Through Moysés Zúñiga Santiago’s “La Bestia” Photographs
Kaitlin M. Murphy, University of Arizona

Producing Idols
Byron Hamann, Ohio State University

Unfolding Maps during the Maximato in Mexico
Delia Cosentino, DePaul University

“Emptiness is Fullness”: Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s Early Destructivist Works, 1957-58
Chon Noriega, University of California, Los Angeles

Dialogue: The State and Future of Pre-Columbian Visual Culture Studies
Guest Editor: Cecelia F. Klein, University of California, Los Angeles

Pre-Columbia: Wherefore Art thou Art
Thomas B. F. Cummins, Harvard University

Pre-Columbian Art History in the Age of the Wall
Lisa Trever, Columbia University

Crossing Borders? A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on the Study of Mesoamerican Visual Culture
Jesper Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

Visual Culture: Ancient Mexico’s Heritage
Elizabeth Baquedano, University College London

Lords of the Underworld – and of Sipan: Comments on the University Museum and the study of Ancient American Art and Archaeology
Matthew Robb, Fowler Museum

Pre-Columbian: Perspectives and Prospects
Joanne Pillsbury, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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