We are pleased to invite you to this event in memory of Teresa Burga (Iquitos, 1935 - Lima, 2021), a pioneer artist in Latin American conceptualism and one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Peruvian art. Since the 1960’s, Burga has produced a complex body of work that ranges from drawings, paintings, and sculptures, multimedia installations and experimental projects.
This 16th and 21st of June you can be part of two virtual talks with the participation of recognized national and international specialists, who will promote a reflection on the legacy of this unique artist who passed away this past february, and thus continue to disseminate her work.
The work of Teresa Burga. Configurations around representation, gender and sexuality. 📅Wednesday, 16th of June, 4 p.m. (Lima) 🌐 English transmission on Webinar Zoom
A talk focused on Burga’s visual repertoire produced from the sixties onwards, a work that breaks with the patriarchal schemes of the decade to question and reflect on the forms of women representation, sexuality, and possibilities of female empowerment through art, positioning her as a Peruvian, Latin American artist, who addresses questions ahead of her time.
▪️ Participants: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
Miguel A. López
▪️ Moderated by Dorota Biczel
Structures, proposals and reports. The experimental work of Teresa Burga
📅 Monday, June 21, 4 p.m. (Lima)
🌐 English transmission on Webinar Zoom
This session will look into Teresa Burga’s projects carried out from the seventies onwards, when she develops a work logic focused on conceptual experimentation towards new creative strategies, making use of scientific records and new information technologies for the production of works in paper, diagrams and instructions in pieces such as Estructuras al aire [Structures of air] (1970), Autorretrato. Estructura Informe. 9.6.72 [Self-portrait. Report Structure. 9.6.72] (1972), 1972), Obra que desaparece cuando el espectador trata de acercarse [Work That Disappears When the Spectator Tries to Approach It] (1970-2006), which allows its spatial formulation in installations.
Teresa Burga. Detail of Self-portrait. Report Structure. 9.6.72, 1972.
Teresa Burga. 4 mensajes. 1974. Ambientación multimedia. Comité de Adquisiciones de Arte Contemporáneo 2011
Teresa Burga. Prisma I y Prisma II. 1968. Pintura al duco sobre madera. Comité de Adquisiciones de Arte Contemporáneo 2011. Donación de la autora.