Paz Errázuriz: Próceres [National Heroes]
Cecilia Brunson Projects is delighted to share with you the first exhibition in our new space, the Viewing Room. 'Paz Errázuriz: Próceres [National Heroes]' will be shown alongside the main gallery exhibition, 'Group Show: Contagio'. A catalogue with an essay by Rebecca Jagoe has been produced for the exhibition, click here.
'Próceres [National Heroes]' is a newly printed series (2018) that Errázuriz originially took in 1983. Taken in a government-run warehouse in Chile, 'Próceres [National Heroes]' captures the last evidence of toppled Chilean statues. These monuments had been violently dismantled and damaged during the height of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1974 - 1990). Errázuriz has been commonly dubbed 'the woman who defied Pinochet', and this series stands as an emblem of remembrance of the dictatorship.
Paz Errázuriz represented Chile at the Venice Biennale (2015) and has exhibited extensively throughout Latin America and internationally. Her retrospective at Fundación MAPFRE (2017) was on show at the Rencontres d'Arles and travelled to Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico and and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile. Her work is included in 'Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960 - 1985', Hammer Museum, LA, September 2017 and 'Another Kind of Life: Photography at the Margins', the Barbican Centre, London, February - May 2018. She was recently awarded the highest distinction from the state of Chile, the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2017. Errázuriz's work is in important collections including Tate, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Daros Latin America Collection, Zurich; MoMA, New York.
For more information on Paz's recent exhibitions, publications and press, click here.