Edited by: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Published by: Ediciones Puro Chile
Texts by: Agustín Pérez Rubio, Sabine Breitwieser, Charles Esche, Adriana Valdés, Andrea Giunta, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Alberto Mayol.
19,5 x 28 cm
The publication portrays the investigation of the Chilean artist Voluspa Jarpa around European decolonization between the 17th to the 20th centuries from a contemporary revision and viewpoint, referring to six historical cases about crucial subjects for debate, such as race, gender and power structures.
Altered Views. Voluspa Jarpa depicts the participation of the artist at the Chilean Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art. It contains a general foreword text of the pavilion curator, Agustin Perez Rubio, explaining each part of the project, followed by six texts –one for every subject¬– from renowned historians: Charles Esche, Sabine Breitwieser, Andrea Giunta, Adriana Valdés, Alberto Mayol and Cuauhtémoc Medina. These texts talk about the historical and contemporary repercussions of the hegemonic model, inviting to reflect on subjects that prevail and are still visible in our society.
Voluspa Jarpa is one of the most renowned Chilean artists and represents a post 90’s generation that has given place to a valuable imagination of Chile’s visual construction. Her projects are big installations that reflect around power structures, declassified archives, hidden narratives related to memory behind governmental documents, and in her most recent investigation, to the hegemonic construction and model. Jarpa has exhibited in major museums, art centers and Biennales all around the world.