Cali: Universidad del Valle (Colección: Artes y Humanidades), 2022. Second edition. Paperback. 200p., colorplates, photos, bibl., wrps. New. Item #193033
Pedro Alcántara is located in the crucial vortex of the second half of the 20th century, a period in which Latin American art and letters express a special drive for renewal and the militancy of the creators confronts the atrocities of the imperial wars, the disastrous dictatorships that darkened the sky of this young continent and the endemic forms of violence that are a bandage for the spirit. Addressing his work requires putting it in line with that rich and contradictory context of thought and history, and allows his work as a man of culture to find a more complex explanation that contributes to understanding his inquiry and aesthetic.