Accordion-folded book with eight lithograph and woodcut with chine collé panels
Support: Handmade ivory Papel de Amate paper with white Thai Mulberry chine collé
Each page: 19 x 29.3 cm (7 1/2 x 11 9/16 in.); Overall: 19.2 x 235.1 cm (7 9/16 x 92 9/16 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 2018.17
Edition: t/p 1/1
Enrique Chagoya modeled Les Aventures des Cannibales Modernistes on the format of a pre-Hispanic Mayan codex. By altering, combining, and juxtaposing images from diverse sources, Chagoya presents cultural and religious icons in contradictory and unexpected contexts, thus disrupting a linear view of history. In this topsy-turvy world, Mexican stereotypes play dominant roles, complicating the idea of European political and artistic supremacy.
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