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PATRON CARRILLO, María Graciela. Resistencia social en el libroarte de México del siglo XXI: relatos de la otredad. Hallazgos [online]. 2019, vol.16, n.31, pp.121-145. ISSN 1794-3841.

This article approaches the book art in Mexico in the 21st century as a space of resistance, in which practices that confront power mechanisms are carried out. Such practices are displayed in two stages, related to the themes addressed by the artists: the production of works that deal with issues of denunciation and social criticism and those that explore the theme of collective memory. To support the above, the postulates of two main authors are taken up again: in the first instance, the work of Michel Foucault, his reflections on the societies of control and how their methods of domination detonate certain answers —within the system itself— to counteract them; on the other hand, the reflections of Anna Maria Guasch about art as a file, a concern of artists to create pieces in which information is stored, through which new perspectives on history are detonated. Finally, we will discuss about two cases in which the book art works as a means of denunciation, social criticism and collective memory: what happened to the 43 students of Ayotzinapa and the Mayan heritage, from which works are exposed at fairs around the world and integrated to university collections in different countries. Their stories allow to know characters and events of the 21st century Mexico from views different from the official versions, they protect them from disappearing and in this way they are integrated to the discourses of resistance.

Keywords : Mexico; book arts; resistance; denunciation; collective memory.

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