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Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution$
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Jacopo Galimbert, Noemi de Haro García, and Victoria H. F. Scott

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526117465

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526117472

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La Familia Lavapiés: Maoism, art and dissidence in Spain

La Familia Lavapiés: Maoism, art and dissidence in Spain

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(p.187) 10 La Familia Lavapiés: Maoism, art and dissidence in Spain
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Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Author(s):
Noemi de Haro García
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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526117472.00015

Noemi de Haro-García’s chapter describes the short-lived group of militant artists La Familia Lavapiés in order to explore the implications of being an artist within a Maoist organisation during the last years of the Francoist dictatorship and the early years of the monarchy. The collective collaborated, but also argued, with political leaders, mass organisations, political parties (especially the Communist Party), workers, students, neighbours and, of course, other artists. Sympathetic to akolasía (ἀκράτεια, the absence of coercion) and Trotskyism, the members of La Familia Lavapiés saw art and Maoism as tools with which they unsuccessfully tried to challenge and transform the cultural and political milieu in which they carried out their activities.

Keywords:   Spain, Mao, Maoism, La Familia Lavapiés, art, installation art, performance art, transition, Miguel Hernández, Sahara, Unión Popular de Artistas (UPA)

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