press release

The exhibition Resistance Performed—Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America presents stratagems artists have 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. The show highlights strategies of linguistic self-empowerment in the formats of performance art, interventions, and actions as practices of resistance. 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. The selection is designed to unearth positions that have sunken into obscurity and draw attention to others that have not yet received the art-historical attention they merit.

The exhibition is curated by Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).

3Nós3 / Elías Adasme / Sonia Andrade / Martha Araújo / Lenora de Barros / Paulo Bruscky / CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) / Luis Camnitzer / Graciela Carnevale / Antonio Caro / Antonio Dias / Eugenio Dittborn / León Ferrari / Nicolás Franco / Anna Bella Geiger / Grupo de Arte Callejero / Graciela Gutiérrez Marx / Voluspa Jarpa / Gastão de Magalhães / Anna Maria Maiolino / Antonio Manuel / Cildo Meireles / Marta Minujín / Carlos Motta / Letícia Parente / Luis Pazos / Pedro Reyes / Lotty Rosenfeld / Yeguas del Apocalipsis / Horacio Zabala / Sergio Zevallos