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February 8, 2013
Chon A. Noriega, Terezita Romo, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, eds. L.A. Xicano Exh. cat. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 2011. 240 pp.; 227 color ills. Cloth $39.95 (9780895511454)

Exhibition schedule: Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, October 16, 2011–February 26, 2012

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C. Ondine Chavoya and Rita Gonzalez, eds. Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 Exh. cat. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2011. 432 pp.; 267 color ills. Cloth $60.00 (9783775730037)

Exhibition schedule: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, September 4–December 4, 2011; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, February 4–July 29, 2012

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Asco. Tumor Hat (Silver and Gold) (1974). Color photograph by Harry Gamboa Jr. Pictured is Patssi Valdez with costume designed by Gronk. Courtesy of Harry Gamboa Jr.

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Two recent exhibitions, Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum, and Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), complicate and extend previous scholarship on the Chicano art movement, focusing in particular on the theme of artistic collectives. While previous analyses of the group Asco (such as C. Ondine Chavoya’s essay “Internal Exiles: The Interventionist Public and...