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Lerner, Jesse

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Most widely held works by Jesse Lerner
The Maya of modernism : art, architecture, and film by Jesse Lerner( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery
F is for phony : fake documentary and truth's undoing by Alexandra Juhasz( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary's authority and dismantling understandings of identity, history, and nation. The interdisciplinary essays in F Is for Phony discuss a broad scope of works and explore issues raised by "fake docs" such as the fiction/documentary divide, the ethics of reality-based manipulation, and whether documentariness derives from form or reception. Defining the borderline between fact and fiction, the contributors reveal what fake documentaries imply and usually make explicit: that many documentaries lie to tell the truth, and that the truth is relative
Natives : immigrant bashing on the border( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starkly shot in black and white, this multi-festival film captures the unabashed xenophobia of a number of Americans living in California along the U.S.-Mexican border. They are reacting to the influx of undocumented aliens, who they believe are draining community resources and committing crimes. Nativist organizations have been formed such as "Light Up The Border" which masses cars along the border with head-lights blazing at possible intruders. The film critiques the nativist position by contrasting the professed love of country with racist and anti-democratic attitudes. One white-haired couple advocates machine-gunning down a few at the border as a warning. Other residents complain that "the illegals bring drugs and disease, multiply like rabbits, fill up the jails, and go on welfare."A closed captioned version is available on vhs only. Please specify when ordering
Mex/L.A. : "Mexican" modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The years from 1945 to 1985 are often identified as the moment in which Los Angeles established itself as a leading cultural center in America. However, this conception of its history entirely excludes the very controversial presence of the Mexican muralists, as well as the work of other artists who were influenced by them and responded to their ideas. It is likewise often thought that Los Angeles' Mexican culture arrived full formed from outside it, when in fact that culture originated within the city -- it was in Los Angeles and Southern California that José Vasconcelos, Ricardo Flores Magón, Octavio Paz and other intellectuals developed the iconography of modern Mexico, while Anglos and Chicanos were developing their own. David Alfaro Siqueiros, Clemente Orozco, Alfredo Ramos Martínez and Jean Charlot made some of their earliest murals in Los Angeles, influencing the Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicano artists of the 1970s and 80s. MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985 focuses on the construction of different notions of 'Mexicanidad' within modernist and contemporary art created in Los Angeles. From the Olvera Street mural by Siqueiros, to the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and the Disney silver-screen productions, to the revitalization of the street mural, up to the performance art of Guillermo Gómez-Peña, MEX/LA explores the bi-national and hybrid forms of artistic practices, popular culture and mass-media arts that have so uniquely shaped Los Angeles' cultural panorama."--Publisher's description
The Catherwood project : incidents of visual reconstructions and other matters by Leandro Katz( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Halftitle -- Title -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1, Departures -- 2. Of Moons and Alphabets -- 3. The Travels of Stephens and Catherwood -- 4. Between Stasis and Motion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Copyright
Ismo, ismo, ismo : cine experimental en América Latina = Ism, ism, ism : experimental cinema in Latin America( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo is the first comprehensive, United States-based film program and catalogue to treat the full breadth of Latin America's vibrant experimental film production. The exhibition features key historical and contemporary films from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. From innovative works by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica and Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo to the breathtaking yet practically unknown ouevre of queer Ecuadorian filmmaker Eduardo Sola Franco, the exhibition takes both the aficionado and the open-minded viewer on a journey into a wealth of materials culled from the forgotten corners of Latin American film archives. Equally unprecedented in its approach and scope, the accompanying fully bilingual catalogue features major scholars and artists working across nationalities, mediums, and time periods. Lerner and Piazza assemble a mix of original content authored by key curators, scholars, and archivists from Latin America: eighteen essays and articles translated for the first time pertaining to the history of Latin American experimental film, historical image-documents that are fundamental to the history of experimental film in Latin America, and program notes from the exhibition's programs. Published in association with the Los Angeles Filmforum, and as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
The shock of modernity : crime photography in Mexico City by Jesse Lerner( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fronterilandia = Frontierland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Mexican culture in the U.S. Southwest
Cine mexperimental : 60 años de medios de vanguardia en México( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read El Pato Pascual : Disney's Latin America and Latin America's Disney by Jesse Lerner( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the reception and reuse of the imagery of one of the world's largest production companies, 'How to Read El Pato Pascual' explores the prevalent presence of Walt Disney in Latin America. Examined through artworks including painting, photography, graphic work, drawing, sculpture and video, as well as vernacular objects and documentary material, the book considers Disney's engagement within Latin America, extending from Donald Duck's first featured role, the 1937 Mexican-themed short 'Don Donald', to the 2013 attempt to copyright the Day of the Dead. The reach and influence of Disney is also examined in a series of commissioned essays drawing on cultural studies, historical research and postcolonial theory. 'How to Read El Pato Pascual' also features a reprint of 'How to Read Donald Duck' (Chile, 1971), an essay by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart that critiques Disney comics through a Marxist lens as vehicles of American cultural imperialism. The book includes artistic contributions from artists including Liliana Porter, Nadin Ospina, Enrique Chagoya, and Arturo Herrera, as well as written contributions from Jesse Lerner and Ruben Ortiz-Torres, amongst others
El impacto de la modernidad : fotografía criminalística en la ciudad de México by Jesse Lerner( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruins : a fake documentary = una película documental falsificada( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterfeiting is a practice with broad implications, from the merest of fake objects to entire histories shaped as facsimile. Here filmmaker Lerner collates early colonial misconceptions of the Mexican populace, a jumble of ethnographic and political distortions. From there he charts the process that recontextualizes archeological objects as art. At the center of the film is master forger Brígido Lara, whose pre-Columbian objects have been unwittingly exhibited in major museums throughout the U.S. and Europe
Bandidos, miserables, facinerosos : fotografía y violencia en el porfiriato tardío by David Fajardo Tapía( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frames of reference. reflections on media( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion of authenticity is put to the test in these works, which recontextualize purportedly historical footage to question the assumptions and interpretations latent in the filmic text."--Container
L.A. collects L.A. : Latin America in Southern California Collections by Vincent Price Art Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs by Rubén Ortiz Torres document the wide range of Latin American art in the collections of Carl Baldwin?s Velvetería, April and Ron Dammann, E. Michael ?Baltazar? Díaz, Betty Duker, Armando and María Durón, Alonso Elías and Patricia Fontes Rosas de Elias, Lêda Leitão Martins, Nicholas Pardon, Tom Patchett, Sammy Sayago, Dan Segal, Enrique Serrato, Billy Shire, Esperanza Valverde, Elisabeth Waldo, Richard and Rebecca Zapanta, the Stendahl Gallery, and Bill London?s Pedorrero Muffler repair shop. Six essays explore the cultural, political, and social histories of Latin American art and artifacts in Southern California collections, including Matthew H. Robb?s sleuthing on the pre-Columbian as MacGuffin in mid-century Los Angeles, Ana Elena Mallet on Taxco Silver in California, Jesse Lerner on the meeting of ancient and modern in the Arensberg collection, Selene Preciado on Chicano art collections and collectors, Rubén Ortiz Torres on the Pedorrero, and Amy Sánchez-Arteaga and Misael Díaz on the Elías Fontes collection.00Exhibition: Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, USA (09.2017- 01.2018)
La piedra ausente = The absent stone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was moved from the town of San Miguel Cuatlinchan in the municipality of Texcoco to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City in an impressive feat of engineering. The extraction of the monolith, which represents the pre-Hispanic water deity, set off a rebellion in the town and led to the intervention of the army. Today, the enormous stone, now upright, is an urban monument; it has been transformed into one of the principal icons of Mexican national identity. The inhabitants of Coatlinchan insist that the removal of the stone has caused droughts. Representations and replicas of the absent stone appear everywhere in Coatlinchan, where it resonates in the memories of the inhabitants. Using animations, archival materials and contemporary encounters with the protagonists of the transport of the stone, this documentary explores the relevance of the ruins of the past in the present day."--IMDb
The American Egypt by Jesse Lerner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the social and political implications of the henequen and sisal industries in the Yucatán peninsula during the early part of the 20th century. The persecution of Yaqui and Mayan slaves is discussed, as well as the feminist and socialist movements of the time
Asco : elite of the obscure : a retrospective, 1972-1987 by C. Ondine Chavoya( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natives by Jesse Lerner( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Maya of modernism : art, architecture, and film
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Jesse Lerner American filmmaker

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F is for phony : fake documentary and truth's undoingMex/L.A. : "Mexican" modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985The shock of modernity : crime photography in Mexico CityMEX-LA "mexican" modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985 ; [in conjunction with the Exhibition "MEX-LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985", Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, September 18, 2011 - January 29, 2012]Asco : elite of the obscure : a retrospective, 1972-1987