Latin American Masks and Popular Art
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*Markman, Peter T., Roberta and others. Joseph Campbell: Transformations of Myth Through Time - A Study Guide. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1990. Print.
*Markman, Peter T. and Roberta Markman. Joseph Campbell: Transformations of Myth Through Time - An Anthology of Readings. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1990. Print.
*These publications were designed to accompany the PBS television course. The Markmans co-authored five chapters including:"The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell," "In the Begining: Origins of Man an Myth," "WherePeople Lived Legends: American Indian Myths," "Gods and Goddesses of the Neolithic Period," and "Egypt, the Exodus and the Myth of Osiris." Other authors of the volume include George deForest Lord (Yale University), Robert Merrill (The Catholic University) and Charles S.J. White (The American University).
Markman, Peter and Roberta Markman. Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica. University of California Press, Los Angeles: 1989. Print.
Selected Articles, Presentations, and Exhibitions
Markman, Peter T. "Huya Aniya." Persistence of the Flower World. Xipe Projects and IndiePrinting. Los Angeles: 2012. pp. 2. (Exhibition Catalogue). Print.
Heney, Alison L. "Beyond the Mask: The Fantastic in Latin America." Visions of the Fantastic. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp. 2. (Exhibition Catalogue). Print.
Markman, Peter T. "The Metaphor of the Mask." Danzas y Mascaras: The Masked Dance Traditionof Mexico and Guatemala. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp.4. (Exhibition Catalogue). Print.
Heney, Alison L. "Performance Today." Danzas y Mascaras: The Masked Dance Tradition of Mexico and Guatemala. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp.47. (Exhibition Catalogue). Print.
Markman, Peter T. "The Question of Authenticity." Mask Symposium, Glendale Convention Center, CA: October 2011. Presentation.
Heney, Alison L. “Translation and the Folklore of Guatemala.” Invisible Presences:Translation, Dramaturgy and Performance. Drama and Film Centre at Queen's University. Belfast, UK: April 2011. Presentation.
Heney, Alison L. “The Ghosts of Latin America.” Panel Organizer. ACLA. Long Beach: April2008. Presentation.
Heney, Alison L. “Archive and Imagination: Masked Performance in Santa Lucía, Guatemala.” ACLA. Puebla, Mexico: April 2007. Presentation.
Heney, Alison L. “Victor Turner and the Folk Drama of Guatemala.” PCA-ACA. Boston: April 2007. Presentation.
Markman, Peter T. "The Persistence of the Flower World: The Yaqui Deer Dancer." genre: Postcolonialism:The Dislocation of Culture. Vol. 22. Journal of Comparative Literature: CSULB, 2001. pp.104. Print.
Markman, Peter T. and Roberta Markman. "Mascaras: LaOtra Cara," trans. Rosa Rivera Alarcon.T.I.P.S. (Mexico City), 1982. pp. 14. Print. Markman,
Peter T. and Roberta Markman. "Mascaras: DosCaras Son Una," trans. Rosa Rivera Alarcon. T.I.P.S. (MexicoCity), 1982. pp. 15. Print. Markman,
Peter T. and Roberta Markman. "Mascaras: LasCaras Miticas," trans. Rosa Rivera Alarcon. T.I.P.S. (MexicoCity), 1982. pp. 16. Print.
"For forty years as a scholar and a collector, I have been pondering the role of the mask in the ritual and art of traditional societies, particularly those of pre and post-Columbian Mesoamerica, as well as the figuration of the mask in the labyrinth of the human psyche. Xipe Projects, its namesake the most elemental of ritual masks, will provide a forum for thinking about the mask in these contexts through exhibitions, lectures and seminars, publications, and other such activities."
- Peter T. Markman, Director
Xipe Projects is a museum and non-profit educational foundation, and is home to the Peter and Roberta Markman collection of masks and popular art. Xipe's Projects now houses approximately 4000 examples, many of which have been previously exhibited by museums, university and commercial galleries. The Foundation serves to disseminate information and stimulate interest in Latin American masking and popular art through:
- conducting and underwriting research that will be presented in publications, lectures and seminars.
- exhibitions of material drawn primarily, but not exclusively, from the Markmans’ extensive collections.
- acquiring, conserving and publishing information about the masks, costumes, dance paraphernalia and popular art
of various Latin American traditions.
Many thanks to Armando Colina and Victor Acuña, our representatives of Xipe Projects in Mexico, who founded the prestigious Galeria Arvil in Mexico City and have directed it for 42 years. In 2010 they were awarded the Medalla Bellas Artes by El Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes in recognition of their contribution to the arts in Mexico. Needless to say, we are honored by their willingness to represent us.
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