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Celia Alvarez Muñoz

2009
Author:

Roberto Tejada

Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Considers the work of this provocative and pioneering Chicana multimedia artist

This book in the landmark A Ver series surveys Muñoz’s career from her earliest bookmaking project, the Enlightenment series, and such installation pieces as Stories Your Mother Never Told You to her more recent works of public art and digital photography. Throughout his in-depth essay, Roberto Tejada illuminates Muñoz’s feminist perspective, political engagement, and provocative use of ideas and artifacts from two cultures.

Tejada weaves a captivating narrative around the piece to explore themes related to ‘technologies of vision,’ political geography, and globalization.

Woman’s Art Journal

A conceptual and multimedia artist known for her writing, photography, painting, installation, and public art, Celia Alvarez Muñoz has been invited to exhibit and to create site-specific works for more than fifty major U.S. museums and was included in the 1991 Whitney Biennial. In her work Muñoz draws on family and communal memories to explore her own experiences growing up Catholic and Mexican American on the Texas–Mexico border, as well as larger issues concerning the spaces between languages and cultures and the histories that connect place to community.

With more than one hundred color photographs, this book in the landmark A Ver series surveys Muñoz’s career from her earliest bookmaking project, the Enlightenment series, and such installation pieces as Stories Your Mother Never Told You to her more recent works of public art and digital photography. Throughout his in-depth essay, Roberto Tejada illuminates Muñoz’s feminist perspective, political engagement, and provocative use of ideas and artifacts from two cultures.

Awards

Las Comadres International Latino Book Awards – 2010 Best Art Book, English — Second Place

Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Roberto Tejada is assistant professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Tejada weaves a captivating narrative around the piece to explore themes related to ‘technologies of vision,’ political geography, and globalization.

Woman’s Art Journal