Opening: Resistance Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America

Luis Pazos, La cultura de la felicidad, 1971/2012, Courtesy of the artist and Document Art, Buenos Aires

20.11.2015, 18:00

The exhibition presents stratagems artists devised to articulate dissent. The focus is on historic positions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay since the late 1960s that bear witness to how oppositionists worked—and often risked their lives—to offer resistance to Latin America’s repressive political systems. These pieces are presented in dialogue with works by contemporary artists from Central and South America who address the repercussions and lingering effects of dictatorial regimes.

6–9 p.m. Opening

6 p.m. Speech by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)

6–8 p.m. Children’s vernissage: The Atelier on the basement floor welcomes our little visitors with creative activities that playfully explore contemporary art (children ages 3 and up).

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