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Ofrenda
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Liliana Wilson’s art of resistance and protest, dissidence and dreams, consistently calls attention to injustice.

Wilson belongs to a group of Chilean artists who were intimately shaped by the political turmoil and repression in Chile in the 1970s and 1980s and who have become self-exiled artists working outside of Chile but who are still tied to the political period and to its issues and concerns. From a working class family that struggled financially, Wilson nonetheless was able to study law, which facilitated her successful immigration to the United States in 1977. She moved to Texas and in Austin found a cultural oasis that permitted her art to blossom. Now, after some thirty years of artistic work in Texas, she is recognized as a major Latina artist, whose influence extends beyond US borders. A crusader for justice and against oppression, she paints and draws in various media and has become an inspiration for younger artists concerned with not only political repression and inequality but also individual fear and despair. Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Protest and Resistance highlights some of Wilson’s most representative works, accompanied by biographical background and scholarly interpretation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Works
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword: Liliana Wilson: A Chilean Woman's Journey toward Becoming a Latina Artist in the United States
  2. Ricardo Romo
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Finding Nepantla
  2. Norma E. Cantú
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Ofrenda
  2. Antonia Castañeda and Liliana Wilson
  3. pp. 13-30
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  1. 2. Bearing Witness: Their Eyes Anticipate the Healing
  2. Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  3. pp. 31-34
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  1. 3. Las Imagenes de Liliana Wilson/ The Images of Liliana Wilson
  2. Marjorie Agosín, translated by Mónica Bruno Galmozzi
  3. pp. 35-38
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  1. Part II
  2. pp. 39-40
  1. 4. Liliana Wilson: Learning to Live Finally
  2. Kay Turner
  3. pp. 41-52
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  1. 5. "Ella Tiene Su Tono": Conocimiento and Mestiza Consciousness in Liliana Wilson’s Art
  2. Alicia Gaspar de Alba
  3. pp. 53-68
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  1. 6. Exiled Creativity and Immigrant Aesthetics: The Politically Transformative Work of Liliana Wilson
  2. Guisela Latorre
  3. pp. 69-82
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  1. 7. The Inviolate Erotic in the Paintings of Liliana Wilson
  2. Laura E. Pérez
  3. pp. 83-86
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  1. 8. A Chilean Painter in the City of Ideas: Liliana Wilson, Memory Recorder and Dream Shaper
  2. George Vargas
  3. pp. 87-96
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  1. 9. Liliana Wilson: Shards of the Past in Her Oeuvre
  2. Patricia Ruiz-Healy
  3. pp. 97-104
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  1. Part III
  2. pp. 105-105
  1. 10. Tango A El Que Sopla La Hoja
  2. pp. 106-107
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  1. The Artwork
  2. pp. 108-168
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 177-182
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  1. Back Cover
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