The Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña’s work binds together Marxism and indigenous Latin American culture. Her paintings and sculptures present an alternative to the dreariness of contemporary capitalism: a socialism founded on anti-imperialism and human pleasure.
Carlos Egaña has two poetry books in print: hacer daño (Oscar Todtmann Editores, 2020) and Los Palos Grandes (dcir ediciones, 2017). He has written about art, politics, and pop culture for various Venezuelan publications.
In an effort to make art more accessible, progressives have often campaigned for its democratization. Speaking to Jacobin, the art historian Boris Groys argues that these initiatives tend to rely on a commodified vision of culture which we should reject.