- ART ROOM
APRIL, 10 / 14:00 – 16:00 hrs
IN CONVERSATION WITH MILAGROS DE LA TORRE
Casa Hispánica, Columbia University
In the framework of the seminar
Performative Evidence: Art, Memory and Human Rights in Latin America
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos
Born in Lima, Peru, Milagros de la Torre has been working with conceptual photographic medium since 1991. She studied Communication Sciences, University of Lima and received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts, London College of Printing. Her work emerges from a rigorous research process, critical argumentation of the photographic apparatus and delicate personal background. By means of a sober and austere focus, her images often project an eerie beauty and visual seduction that contrasts with the acute subject matter. Inhabited by criminal worlds, red-faced portrait negatives, everyday objects with intense psychological charge, troubling interior dialogues, apparently innocent clothing, omitted presences, cancelled gazes, the work’s motivation is the analysis of human actions during drastic situations, achieved by a specific use of photographic language.