New Viewings #4

Curated by Barbara Thumm

A large-scale steel hand stands like a table on four legs in the middle of the room. The installation is based on Burga’s project proposal “Badly Drawn Hand” in which the artist’s own hand is depicted in various positions. It is a commentary on the hand as a tool of creation, her position as a female artist, at her age, and recognition. In 2017, the nine sculptures were completed as proposed in earlier drawings. These were presented at the Sculpture Center in New York. The completed concept was envisaged as public art pieces.

New Viewings enables a visualisation to scale without the burden of production budget and logistic conundrums.

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Teresa Burga

We remember a great artist who passed away on Thursday, 11th February 2021 in Lima.

Teresa Burga is an internationally acclaimed artist of feminist „conceptual art“, which she always negotiated as a concrete space of action in the context of Peru’s colonial heritage and the political reality surrounding it, and whose structures of violence and power, conventions and ethnic attributions she deconstructed in her work.

This also means that her work is not to be read in the context of the formal-aesthetic exercises of „Western“ conceptual art, but rather as an analysis of the administrative, bureaucratic, political powers inherent in colonialism, which she radically brushes against the grain. Her work gains its topicality by anticipating contemporary discourses on the decolonization of art as well as art institutions, conveying them as historical and translating them into the present.

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Works Teresa Burga

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Teresa Burga

Acqua-Alta XI (2019)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
41,7 x 29,2 cm
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Teresa Burga

Rescate (2019)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
41,7 x 29,2 cm
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Teresa Burga

Princesa Galáctica (2019)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
41,7 x 29,2 cm
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Teresa Burga

Campesino Cusqueño 4 (2020)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
40,7 x 29,6 cm
18.000 EUR incl. VAT
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Teresa Burga

Campesino Cusqueño 1 (2020)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
41,7 x 29,2 cm
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Teresa Burga

Incendio (2020)
Felt tip pen and pencil on paper
41,7 x 29,2 cm
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