RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present in collaboration with Editorial RM, RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, the first monograph of the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz.

Edited by Javier Rivero Ramos, the monograph seeks to redress the scarcity of bibliographical resources dedicated to the life and work of an artist who early on committed himself to push and exceed disciplinary boundaries.

Sailing through the wake of abstract expressionism into recycled cinema and afterwards into object-oriented and performance-based destructivist art, Raphael Montañez Ortiz has spent more than six decades at the forefront of American postwar art.

RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ is made possible thanks to funding provided by Galeria Labor, and Dobel.

 

The preeminent monograph features leading voices in the visual arts world. Artist Pedro Reyes shares an intimate conversation with the artist in his New Jersey home focused on his long career and on the pressing question how we can transform violence into a creative experience. Kevin Hatch, Associate Professor of Art History at State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, offers an examination of Montañez Ortiz’s revolutionary experimentation in the media of film and video, as well as his extraordinary aptitude for creative self-fashioning, whether in text, performance, photograph, or moving image. Finally, Chon Noriega, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, offers seventeen propositions (moments) that were pivotal in Raphael Montañez’s formation as a human being, and subsequently as an artist. The monograph concludes with a curriculum vitae of the artist’s extensive trajectory, updated and revised by Ana Cristina Perry, CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate, Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow in Latinx Art and IUPLR Mellon Fellow. 

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH

In celebration of RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, a monograph dedicated to the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder and first director of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo presented a special evening with artists, friends, and contributors. The evening included the participation of artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz; monograph editor Javier Rivero Ramos and contributors Chon Noriega from the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Kevin Hatch from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, and Ana Cristina Perry, CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate, Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow in Latinx Art and IUPLR Mellon Fellow; as well artist Marcos Dimas, Pedro Reyes, and Juan Sanchez.

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RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ is the first monograph of the preeminent Nuyorican artist and founder of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz. The preeminent monograph features leading voices in the visual arts world, including Kevin Hatch, Associate Professor of Art History at State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, Chon Noriega, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and artist Pedro Reyes. *U.S. Shipments only.