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Title :

Violence and the aesthetics of redemption

Author :
MEREWETHER, Charles ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
One of the central issues confronting societies seeking to restore democracy has been to address the silences and forms of representation that have surrounded the acts of violence or repression against individuals or different communities by previous regimes. Since the 60s, certain locally-based avant-garde artistic and literary movements within South America have developed distinct strategies through which to explore and contest these issues. This paper focuses on the work of two artists which in addressing the subject of violence seek to produce an aesthetics of redemption and thereby intervene in what has become a contested site for the return of democracy. The artists discussed are Doris Salcedo, from Colombia, and Rosangela Renno of Brazil. ;
Pagination/Size :
4 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Brésil ; Colombie ; Iconographie ; Installation (oeuvre d'art) ; Persécution ; Photographie ; Politique ; Rennó, Rosângela, n.v.1962 ; Salcedo, Doris, n.1958 ; Sculpture ; Violence ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Brazil ; Colombia ; Iconography ; Installation works ; Persecution ; Photography ; Politics ; Rennó, Rosângela, b.ca.1962 ; Salcedo, Doris, b.1958 ; Sculpture ; Violence ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975679 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
NETHERLANDS ;