Resistance Performed

Resistance Performed
Library Shelf Location 15c.LQMU
Publication Date 2015

The publication Resistance Performed: Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Systems in Latin America addresses performative artistic strategies as a lived practice of resistance in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

At the core of this reflection are historical positions that have borne witness to the way people have resisted repressive and dictatorial political systems in Latin America since the 1960s, often jeopardizing their own lives (e.g. 3Nós3, Elías Adasme, Lenora de Barros, Paulo Bruscky, Antonio Dias, León Ferrari, Gastão de Magalhães, Anna Maria Maiolino, Cildo Meireles, Luis Pazos, Horacio Zabala, Yeguas del Apocalipsis).

The intention is to conduct a fresh exploration of the idea of resistance through a dialogue with contemporary positions. Performative strategies have regained significance in contemporary artistic practice in recent years, raising the question of whether these are still viable strategies to undermine hierarchical structures or even change political systems today?

ISBN 9783037644461
Quantity 1
Pages 220
Editor Heike Munder
Format Paperback with cardboard sleeve
Publisher JRP Editions
Category Art from a specific continent
Keywords Political protest, Art and society, Resistance, Collections, Group exhibition
Related Country/Global Region Latin America

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