Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
This thesis foregrounds the methodology of humor and play employed by Chilean artists during the late 1970s and early 1980s. I argue that, through comic relief, collaborative practice, and melodrama, artists from different fields worked together in Santiago to reimagine the relationship between intellectuals and the public sphere and criticize the Pinochet regime.
Solimano, Paula, "An Epic (Fail): Humor, Play, and Politics in Chilean Contemporary Art from the Early 1980s" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.