FALL 2013: Memory and Democracy in Latin American Poetry

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 to Saturday, February 15, 2014
DRCLAS, CGIS South, 2nd Floor and Concourse level. 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 
Contact: Marcela RamosARTS@DRCLAS Program Manager 
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Brillembourg and Brodsky Endowment Funds
EXHIBITION OPENING: SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 @ 5:15PM | EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH: OCTOBER 23, 2013 @ 5:30PM

Organized by ARTS@DRCLAS and curated by Sergio Delgado (Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University), Memory and Democracy in Latin American Poetry is an installation of poems that form and inform the collective memory of aspirations, repression, violence, and resistance in the recent history of Latin American democracies.  Organized around three distinct but deeply interrelated periods in the history of the region since the1960s: a period of utopian dreams and ideals; a period of dictatorship and ruthless, state-sponsored violence; and a period of complex, often problematic returns to democratic forms of government. The exhibition features works by: Carmen Berenguer (Chile), Alejandra del Río (Chile), Luisa Fernanda Lindo (Peru), Nuno Ramos (Brazil), Octavio Paz (Mexico), Roque Dalton (El Salvador), Augusto de Campos (Brazil), Néstor Perlongher (Argentina), and Gonzalo Millán (Chile). This exhibition is part of the Democracy and Memory in Latin America collaborative

Sergio Delgado teaches courses on modern poetry, border culture, the avant-gardes, and the relationship between the verbal and visual arts in Latin America. His current research focuses on creative appropriations of consumer culture in Mexico and Brazil, and on violence and the discourse of sensationalism in the Latin American region.

 

*View English translations of exhibition poems.