Edited by Olga Viso.
Co-Published by [NAME] and El Museo del Barrio
Juan Francisco Elso: Essays on América [Juan Franciso Elso: Ensayos sobre América] is a bilingual monograph that investigates the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988). The publication maps the constellations in and around his life and work, including his interest in Afro-diasporic cosmologies and religious practices and the Indigenous arts of the Américas. Additionally, the monograph complements the exhibition titled Juan Franciso Elso: Por América on view at El Museo del Barrio (through March 26, 2023), aPhoenix Museum of Art (through September 2023), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (Opening November 2023).
Contributors to this monograph include Jimmie Durham; Coco Fusco; Fernando Gómez; Orlando Hernández; Graciela Iturbide; Erica Moiah James; Magali Lara; Corina Matamoros; Cuauhtémoc Medina; Gean Moreno; Javier Téllez; Olga Viso; and Rachel Weiss. Designed by Practise.
Available for pre-order, will ship and be available in-store mid-October.