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Laureana Toledo: The Limit [Paperback]

By Monica de La Torre (Author), Frances Richard (Author) & Laureana Toledo (Author)
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"The Name of the Band is The Limit, From Mexico to Sheffield" was Laureana Toledo's addition to Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T during Britain's Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum in 2005. The context of the event was "Spectator T," a fictitious art goer without exposure to contemporary aesthetics, and the idea was to present artworks that would challenge this person's preconceived ideas about art. Thus, Toledo created a cover band that sang songs by local Sheffield groups, and named it after the cult Sheffield nightclub, The Limit, which closed in 1992. The band was created in Mexico, where it played one local concert, then brought to Sheffield, where it played two shows before disbanding.
Like most of Toledo's work, "The Limit" appropriates and reinterprets a pre-existing entity. With this volume, Toledo continues to play with the idea of authorship by pirating an already iconic magazine layout--The Face--and turning it into a labyrinth of information that leaves the reader unsure if he or she is reading about music, a band's story, an artist, Mexico or even just pop culture. Contributors to this volume include Eduardo Abaroa, Rulo, Frances Richard, Monica de la Torre, Gavin Wade, David Byrne, Catherine Lampert, Cuauhtemoc Medina, Pablo Vargas Lugo and Dr. Lakra, among others.

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Studio: Turner/A&R Press
Pages   160
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   Turner/A&R Press
ISBN  9689056255  
ISBN13  9789689056256  

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More About Monica de La Torre, Frances Richard & Laureana Toledo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Monica de la Torre writes about art and culture for publications in Mexico and the U.S. and is the author of the poetry books PUBLIC DOMAIN, TALK SHOWS, and Acufenos. She is co-author of the artist book Appendices, Illustrations & Notes, available on, and co-editor of the anthology REVERSIBLE MONUMENTS: CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN POETRY with Michael Wiegers. She translated the books Poems by Gerardo Deniz and MAUVE SEA-ORCHIDS by Lila Zemborain. She is senior editor at BOMB Magazine and lives in Brooklyn.

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