Bolivian Art by Claudia Joskowicz | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1968, Santa Cruz, Bolivia | lives and works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and New York
Claudia Joskowicz makes poignant and unsettling video works that meld public and private histories. Blending documentary with fiction, she recreates episodes of violence excavated from Bolivia’s history in order to reveal hidden traumas and offer the possibility of catharsis. In her 2008 work Vallegrande 1967, Joskowicz uses video to imaginatively recreate an event from Bolivia’s “mytho-historic” past, focusing on the death of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
Claudia Joskowicz: Forever & Today, Inc. Artforum, February 2013 Feuding with one’s neighbor will undoubtedly pressurize the already delicate politics of apartment life. Now imagine the amplified tensions that would arise if that neighbor were former Nazi Klaus Barbie, the so-called Butcher of Lyon. More
Claudia Joskowicz Bomb Magazine, Winter 2011 Israeli artist Omer Fast writes about Claudia Joskowicz’s video works, which “depict historical moments dramatically poised on the brink of a violent eruption.” More