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Elena Rosauro: To Speak of the Silence of a Country. An Approach to Spanish Contemporary Artistic Practices Related to History and Memory
To Speak of the Silence of a Country. An Approach to Spanish Contemporary Artistic Practices Related to History and Memory
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Elena Rosauro

To Speak of the Silence of a Country. An Approach to Spanish Contemporary Artistic Practices Related to History and Memory

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  • justice
  • Human rights
  • collective memory
  • violence
  • politics
  • performance
  • Think Art

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Elena Rosauro

graduated in Art History and Theory from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), where she also completed an MA in Latin American Studies, with focus on Cultural Studies. Her PhD thesis History and Violence in Latin America. Artistic practices, 1992–2012 was published in 2017 by CENDEAC (Murcia, Spain). She has lived and worked in Madrid, Toronto, Munich and Zurich, where she is currently based. She is coordinator of the Latin American Center at the University of Zurich since 2018, and was associate postdoctoral researcher within the SNF-funded project “Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South: Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives” led by Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez from 2017 to 2021. She was secretary general of the Network on Latin American Visual Studies (ReVLaT, 2014–2020) and an elected council member of the Visual Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA, 2017–2019). She has been guest lecturer in several universities both in Europe and Latin America, and published widely on contemporary Latin American art. She was founder and curator (2017–2021) of the independent art space and curatorial project la_cápsula in Zurich, which focuses on building bridges between the emerging Latin American and Swiss art scenes, with a strong emphasis on socially and politically engaged art.
Other texts by Elena Rosauro for DIAPHANES
Liliana Gómez (ed.): Performing Human Rights

The invisibilization of political violence, its material traces and spatial manifestations, characterize (post)conflict situations. Yet counter-semantics and dissonant narratives that challenge this invisibility have been articulated by artists, writers, and human rights activists that increasingly seek to contest the related historical amnesia. Adopting “performance” as a concept that is defined by repetitive, aesthetic practices—such as speech and bodily habits through which both individual and collective identities are constructed and perceived (Susan Slyomovics)—this collection addresses various forms of performing human rights in transitional situations in Spain, Latin America, and the Middle East. Bringing scholars together with artists, writers, and curators, and working across a range of disciplines, Performing Human Rights addresses these instances of omission and neglect, revealing how alternate institutional spaces and strategies of cultural production have intervened in the processes of historical justice and collective memory.

 

With contributions by Zahira Aragüete-Toribio, Pauline Bachmann, Vikki Bell, Liliana Gómez, Joscelyn Jurich, Uriel Orlow, Friederike Pannewick, Elena Rosauro, Dorota Sajewska, Stephenie Young.