The Chicano Art Group and the Politics of South Texas
by Ruben C. Cordova
17 b/w illustrations
Ruben C. Cordova traces the history of Con Safo, one of the earliest and most significant of the Chicano art groups, from 1968, when it formed as El Grupo, to the mid-1970s, when Con Safo gradually disbanded.
Goldman’s first book, Contemporary Mexican Painting in a Time of Change, appeared in 1981, and she initiated and co-authored the bibliography and theoretical essay of Arte Chicano: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography of Chicano Art, 1965-1981 (1985) with Dr.Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.
In 1983 (along with Cecelia Klein), she proposed the original plan and served on the committee for the exhibit “CARA: Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation” which opened at UCLA in 1990. The book Dimensions of the Americas: Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States, appeared in Dec. 1994. Goldman has major essays in a number of anthologies, and has published in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Her work can be found in catalogues, encyclopedias, and dictionaries, as well as newspapers and magazines like La Opinion, Artweek, Aztlan (California), Arte en Colombia/Art Nexus (Bogotá), Art in America, Art Journal (New York), New Art Examiner (Chicago), Art History (London), Casa de las Américas (Cuba), Plástica (Puerto Rico), Plural (Mexico), Studies in Popular Latin American Culture (New Mexico), Tendenzen (Munich),Third Text (London), and many more.