DISPLAYING HUMAN RIGHTS

Museums, Archives, and (Post?)Dictatorship in Latin America
April 24–26, 2014 | Columbia  University, New York


This conference elaborates on the way in which museums and museum-like institutions in Latin America promote human rights and discuss transitional justice in the region. By presenting a series of case studies, speakers will analyze the tension between post-dictatorial reconciliation and aesthetic dissent, that is, the interplay between reparative memorialization and collective claims for social justice. During this conference, museum directors, artists, and curators will examine the way in which governmental institutions, Memorial Museums, 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. The conference included a visit to the show The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition, 1949-1953, to be open at the Buell Hall.



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PROGRAM


APRIL 24
6:30 pm / MULTI-DIRECTIONAL MEMORY

GUSTAVO BUNTINX
Micromuseo: estrategias friccionarias en las batallas por la memoria

WILLIAM LÓPEZ
Retos de la memoria en Colombia: el lugar de los
museos frente a la reparación simbólica colectiva


APRIL 25
12 pm / VISUAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

KATRINE K. BREGENGAARD / EVA PRAG
(visit to the exhibition Visualizing Universalism)
Buell Hall Gallery

3 pm / RESISTANCE AND RECONCILIATION

KATIA R. FELIPINI
El proyecto museológico del Memorial da Resistência / SÃO PAULO

RICARDO BRODSKY
Memoria y Arte en el Museo de la Memorial y los
Derechos Humanos / SANTIAGO DE CHILE

JULIO SOLÓRZANO FOPPA
Memorial para la Concordia / GUATEMALA
6:30 pm / MEMORY TO ACTION

SILVIA FERNÁNDEZ
Sites of Conscience: Making the connection between
Past and Present, Memory to Action


APRIL 26
11 am / CREATIVE STRATEGIES OF HUMAN RIGHTS

TODD LESTER
Lanchonete.org: a site-specific artist residency and
cooperative restaurant in the center of São Paulo

LUZ MUÑOZ
Ciudadanía y territorio en el Museo de la Solidarida Salvador Allende

12 am / REIMAGINING THE MUSEUM

CARLA STELLWEG
Museo Latinoamericano 1971 (NEW YORK)

CECILIA VICUÑA
Artists for Democracy 1973-2014 (SANTIAGO DE CHILE)


 


INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
Columbia University
FORD-LASA – Latin American Studies Association


 

 
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