Janet Toro will discuss her performance cycle, "El Cuerpo de la Memoria", on the 50th anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile.
The Centre for Postcolonial Studies and the PhD in Art are honoured to host artist Janet Toro to discuss her seminal performance cycle, "El Cuerpo de la Memoria". This timely event will happen fifty years after the coup d'etat in Chile. "El Cuerpo de la Memoria" was performed by Toro in 1999, where she completed 90 actions in 44 days in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago. This performance cycle is considered a significant landmark in recent Chilean cultural history as it served as a way to awaken the passive society at the time to the history of violence left by Pinochet's regime.
Janet Toro is a renowned visual artist from Chile who pursued her Art studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Chile. She was an active member of the APJ (Young Plastic Artists) group, which carried out various political urban art actions, graffiti, and murals during the military dictatorship. Along with a significant career in performance art, her work was featured in the group exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta. This exhibition was showcased at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Several of her works are part of the permanent collection of the Phoenix Art Museum. Recently, the Museum for Contemporary Art of the University of Chile inaugurated the first career retrospective of Janet Toro, curated by Joselyne Contreras Cerda.
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|17 Oct 2023
|2:00pm - 4:00pm
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