Carlos Motta, Artist

Group Exhibition | Resistance Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America, Nov. 21- Feb. 7, 2016

November 9, 2015


The exhibition Resistance Performed—Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America presents stratagems artists devised to articulate dissent. The focus is on historic positions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay since the late 1960s that bear witness to how oppositionists worked—and often risked their lives—to offer resistance to Latin America’s repressive political systems. The show highlights strategies of linguistic self-empowerment in the formats of performance art, interventions, and actions as practices of resistance. These pieces are presented in dialogue with works by contemporary artists from Central and South America who address the repercussions and lingering effects of dictatorial regimes. The selection is designed to unearth positions that have sunken into obscurity and draw attention to others that have not yet received the art-historical attention they merit.

A companion book including contributions by Rodrigo Alonso, Miguel A. López, Heike Munder, Nelly Richard und Cristiana Tejo will be published by JRP|Ringier.

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