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Teresa Burga

Teresa Burga, Untitled (La Equilibrista), 2020

Teresa Burga's one-person exhibition The Rope Dancer at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen, Germany.

The insitution's press release follows:

The Peruvian artist Teresa Burga (1935-2021) is considered one of the pioneers of Pop Art and Conceptual Art in Latin America. Since the 1960s, she has proven to be a detailed protocolist of contemporary social conditions. Her extensive oeuvre includes paintings and environments that can be classified as Pop Art, as well as conceptual drawings and objects, and cybernetic installations. The unifying factor in this medially and formally broad spectrum is the artist’s consistent effort to make complex social structures just as visible as the individual’s possibility for self-determined action.

The political circumstances in her native Peru, which for a long time suffered from a military dictatorship and severe economic crises, meant that Teresa Burga remained largely isolated from both the local and the international art scene. In the meantime, however, the significance of her artistic work has been discovered and recognized internationally.

The exhibition at the Weserburg presents for the first time her last series of drawings, created between 2019 and 2021 in the seclusion of the Corona period. These last sheets are combined with drawings and a room-sized installation from the 1960s, and in this way link to her early oeuvre, both formally and in terms of content. Teresa Burga passed away in February 2021 in the age of 84.

Curated by Janneke de Vries.

A cooperation with the MUSAC Castile and Leon.