Artistic Practices, Visual Culture, and Dictatorship in Latin American

DHR_ 2014_ program_Page_1In spite of the arrival of the so-called Latin American post-dictatorial regime, critical issues such as state terrorism, official censorship, juridical defenseless of marginalized minorities, and systematic violence against indigenous groups continue to be unresolved topics. Everyday more, these and other topics concerning human rights are discussed by artists and curators and displayed in permanent and temporary exhibitions, involving a huge amount of visual negotiations, multidirectional memories, and institutional disagreements. This project elaborates on the way in which museums and museum-like institutions in Latin America promote human rights and discuss transitional justice in the region. The project also analyzes the interplay between aesthetic dissent, social justice, and political reconciliation, with an special emphasis on the redistribution of what Jacques Rancière defines as the ‘aesthetic regime of art’ in Memory Museums and Sites of Conscience. This project involves museum directors, artists, and curators interested in examining the way in which governmental institutions, NGOs, and truth or reconciliation commissions make use of visual strategies and artistic installations in their attempt to rescue, archive, monumentalize, or discipline social memories.



Art and Dictatorship in Latin America


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