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{Signed} Ah! Los días felices:Historia de un hoyo y 40 relatos inconclusos. by Carlos Altamirano


Item #CAAL 101
Published: OCHOLIBRO, CHILE 2014
Language: SPANISH
Soft Cover
240 pages 24 x 17,5 cm.
Edition: First {Signed}

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Carlos Altamirano is a visual artist born in Chile in 1954. Altamirano
started his artistic career as a printmaker, but soon after broadened
his visual practice incorporating sculpture, video, photography and
collage. He had his first solo exhibition in 1976 and beginning in
1977, he was part of the Chilean Avant-garde scene (“la avanzada”)
together with artist Carlos Leppe and art critic Nelly Richard. In the
1980s Altamirano performed various actions opposing the military
regime, criticizing the conventional language of art and the history
of Chilean art. His latest publication Ah! Los Días Felices

AH! Los Días Felices [AH! Those Happy Days] by Carlos Altamirano is
characterized by its visual experimentations through the use of
archival material (photographs, typescripts, and press clippings). The
book is divided into two parts: the first part is sustained by a
thread of photographs, statements and news materials from 1977. The
second part uses a similar concept but this time intertwined archival
photographs with 40 accounts of missing detainees from the Chilean
military regime (1971­–1981).

Altamirano has had a high degree of control on the type of paper used,
the page layout and graphic design.

AH! Los Días Felices was published in conjunction with OchoLibros
Editores in 2014 and has all the characteristics of a great artist’s