Exhibition Publication Support

Tufts University Art Galleries

  • Erina Duganne
  • Abigail Satinsky
  • Kency Cornejo
  • Lucy Lippard
  • Yansi Pérez
  • Josh Rios
  • Erina Duganne
  • Abigail Satinsky



328 pages

ISBN 9781941753392

8.5 × 10 in.

ISLAA is a proud supporter of the catalogue and academic programming related to the 2022 exhibition Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities. The book is co-published by Inventory Press and Tufts University Art Galleries.

Publisher's Description
Art for the Future illuminates the formative 1980s activ­ist campaign, Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America. Published on the occasion of a pathbreaking exhibition of the same name at the Tufts University Art Galleries, this bilingual English-Spanish catalogue surveys Artists Call’s mobilization of writers, artists, activists, and artist organizations and looks at the group’s legacy today.

Art for the Future features critical essays that reflect on the campaign’s influence and place its art and activism within a wider visual, historical, and sociopolitical context. Contributors include exhibition curators Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky as well as Kency Cornejo, Lucy Lippard, Yansi Pérez, and Josh Rios. The catalogue highlights interviews with Artists Call participants, including Doug Ashford, Fatima Bercht, Josely Carvalho, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Kimiko Hahn, Jerry Kearns, Sabra Moore, and Juan Sánchez.

The catalogue also includes contributions by a dynamic selection of artists and activists—Antena Aire and Tierra Narrative, Jerri Allyn, Maria Thereza Alves, and Hans Haacke as well as newly commissioned work by Beatriz Cortez, Muriel Hasbun, Josh MacPhee, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Antonio Serna. Art for the Future is at once an archive, historical document, and critical text that fills a gap in the examination of political and aesthetic actions across the Americas, both then and now.

Book Launch and Roundtable
April 23, 2022
Tufts University Art Galleries Aidekman Arts Center
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