Under The Same Sun Exhibition Videos

 
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The Dictator, 1978. Digital color video, with sound, 22 min., edition 5/5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.34 © David Lamelas

Film & Video Screenings

Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Exhibition Videos

July 12–August 5, 2014
Saturdays–Tuesdays, 11 am and 3 pm

Exhibition videos screened as part of Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Claudia Joskowicz
b. 1968, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Vallegrande 1967, 2008
Digital color video, with sound, 8 min.
Edition 2/5
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.32

Claudia Joskowicz uses video to recreate events from Bolivia’s “mytho-historic” past, here focusing on the death of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Joskowicz uses a slow zoom to dramatically set the scene, drawing the viewer’s eye into the dilapidated laundry where Che’s corpse was displayed for the press after his 1967 assassination. The crucial moment occurs when a photographer mounts the funeral bier to get a better shot, the resultant iconic image sealing Che’s status as a martyr.

David Lamelas with Hildegarde Duane
b. 1946, Buenos Aires; b. 1950, Los Angeles

The Dictator, 1978
Color video, with sound, 22 min.
Edition 5/5
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.34

In The Dictator, David Lamelas adopts the fictional persona of Colonel Riccardo Garcia Perez, a composite caricature of various Latin American dictators. The humorous video is staged as a television news interview in which the deposed dictator is questioned about his abuse of subversives, the mysterious deaths of his three wives, and his plans to return from exile. Yet, despite the reporter’s ostensibly hard-hitting questions, the interview ultimately serves to affirm its subject’s cult of personality.

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