The Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?]: Picturing Memories and Public Secrets in the Andean Art of Sarhua

Starts 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Professor Olga Gonzalez's talk will focus on the collection of 24 paintings entitled Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?], which depicts the traumatic war experiences that affected the peasant community of Sarhua in Ayacucho, Peru. She will discuss the strategies deployed by the artists to produce "effects of truth" that add force to this type of testimonial art. The presentation will also address which events were denied representation, showing at the same time how the perceived gaps in the pictorial narrative paradoxically give visibility to hiddent truths and public secrets in present-day Sarhua.

This event is for: Students and Staff

Sponsored By: Latin American Studies Program

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