Ticio Escobar

The Invention of Distance
Preface by Marek Bartelik and an introduction by Adriana Almada

Publisher: AICA International, AICA Paraguay, Fausto Ediciones in association with Ridinghouse 2014.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 95 1

Dimensions: 23 x 16 cm | 9 1/8 x 6 1/4 in

Pages: 288 pp
£15.95 | $25

A prominent figure in Latin-American criticism, Escobar’s writing combines philosophical reflection with ethnographic observation. In this volume, his essays are arranged into four thematic sections and tied together by one of the writer’s most crucial ideas: the importance of distance when confronting a work of art.


Escobar has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1998) and the inaugural International Association of Art Critics Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Art Criticism (2011).  His writings are collected here for the first time in both Spanish and English, reflecting AICA’s role in disseminating art criticism by critics whose writings are predominately known in their native language.