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Title Art from a fractured past : memory and truth telling in post-Shining Path Peru / Cynthia E. Milton, editor ; afterword, Steve J. Stern
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Images of truth : rescuing memories of Peru's internal war through art / by Cynthia E. Milton -- Chungui : ethnographic drawings of violence and traces of memory / by Edilberto Jiménez Quispe -- Narrating stories, representing memories : retablos and violence in Peru / by María Eugenia Ulfe -- Violence, guilt, and repetition : Alonso Cueto's novel La hora azul / by Víctor Vich -- Rupay : (Hi)stories of political violence in Peru, 1980-1984 / by Luis Rossell, Alfredo Villar, and Jesús Cossio -- Ayacuchano cinema and the filming of violence : interview with Palito Ortega Matute / by Ponciano del Pino -- Commemorative paths in Sacsamarca / by Ricardo Caro Cárdenas -- Colliding with memory : Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani's "Sin Título, Técnica Mixta" / by Cynthia M. Garza -- The "voice of the victims" : testimonial songs in rural Ayacucho? / by Jonathan Ritter -- The artist's truth : The post-Auschwitz predicament after Latin America's age of dirty wars / by Steve J. Stern
Summary Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission not only documented the political violence of the 1980s and 1990s but also gave Peruvians a unique opportunity to examine the causes and nature of that violence. In Art from a Fractured Past, scholars and artists expand on the commission's work, arguing for broadening the definition of the testimonial to include various forms of artistic production as documentary evidence. Their innovative focus on representation offers new and compelling perspectives on how Peruvians experienced those years and how they have attempted to come to terms with the memories and legacies of violence. Their findings about Peru offer insight into questions of art, memory, and truth that resonate throughout Latin America in the wake of "dirty wars" of the last half century. Exploring diverse works of art, the contributors show that art, not constrained by literal truth, can generate new opportunities for empathetic understanding and solidarity
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Subject Arts -- Political aspects -- Peru.
Collective memory in art.
Peru -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
Author Milton, Cynthia E., editor
ISBN 9780822377467 (electronic bk.)
0822377462 (electronic bk.)
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