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PERÙ. U.S. NEW YORK. Milagros de la Torre's first monographic show in Lima
26/03/2012 09:54:07

The Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) presents Indicios: Milagros de la Torre, an exhibition guest curated by Dr. Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History, New York University. The exhibition, on view from March 6 to July 1, 2012, will coincide with the Bienal de Fotografía de Lima, which opened on March 19 and will continue until July 22, 2012. 

Indicios: Milagros de la Torre is a collaborative project between MALI and Americas Society, which opened the concurrent exhibition Observed: Milagros de la Torre on February 8, in New York and will be on view until April 14, 2012.

Indicios: Milagros de la Torre features twelve series and over fifty works. Selecting photographic works from the 1990s to the present, Indicios will be the artist’s first monographic show in Lima. Focused on stark, object-based images, the exhibition examines contemporary issues related to violence, memory, and the socio-political construction of identity. As Edward Sullivan has suggested, the notion of pain also plays a prevalent role throughout de la Torre’s work. Never displayed in an active or aggressive manner, the physical or emotional trauma manifests itself through quiet allusion. Several of her series develop out of her own experiences in countries that have had waves of crippling violence, such as Mexico and Peru, or that have had extended periods of censorship. Research has served as a fundamental basis for her images, many of which are examinations of criminality and surveillance.

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Image: Milagros de la Torre.  BAJO EL SOL NEGRO, 1991-1993. Retoque manual sobre impresión virada de plata sobre gelatina, mercurio cromo. Medidas variables. Colección Museo de Arte de Lima. Donación de la artista, 1997. Photo courtesy

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