Giuliana Vidarte

  • Chonon Bensho, Inin Paro (El río de los perfumes medicinales) (Inin Paro [The river of medicinal perfumes]), 2021, embroidery on fabric, 61 1/4 x 54 3/8".
    picks January 30, 2023

    Chonon Bensho

    Through her artistic practice, Chonon Bensho has advocated for protecting the critical equilibrium among the diverse elements of the Amazonian ecosystem . In her works, the artist looks to the knowledge of her ancestors, the Shipibo-Konibo people, to foreground the urgency of reconfiguring our contemporary understanding of the territory and this “sacred network of existence.”

    The exhibition “Inin Niwe y el mundo puro de los seres eternos” (Inin Niwe and the Pure World of Eternal Beings) shares its title with a book by researcher Pedro Favaron, who found his inspiration in Chonon Bensho’s dreams.

  • Joëlle de La Casinière, Ecos Pueblo (People’s Echoes), 1973–2022, ink-jet print on paper, 47 1⁄4 × 31 1⁄2".

    Joëlle de La Casinière

    Between 1971 and 1974, French-Belgian artist Joëlle de La Casinière conducted a series of research and study trips to Peru and other Latin American countries with Michel Bonnemaison, Carlos Ferrand, and other colleagues from the Montfaucon Research Center, a radical art collective that was active in Brussels between 1968 and 1973. These journeys resulted in a group of films, photographic series, and collages, as well as audiovisual recordings pertaining to the agrarian reform instituted by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture. The exhibition “De vuelta a Lima. Tesoros Ocultos del Montfaucon

  • Sandra Gamarra, Nº 3 Producto: mestizo, 2021, oil on canvas, 31 1⁄2 × 39 3⁄8". From the twenty-part suite Producción/Reproducción, 2021.

    Sandra Gamarra

    The Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) is among the few spaces that offer the city’s diverse audiences an overview of Peruvian art history. In recent months, MALI has modified its permanent exhibition by strategically placing pieces from its contemporary collection among pre-​Hispanic, colonial-era, post-Independence, and modernist artworks. This vast itinerary through the museum’s holdings culminates in the contemporary art gallery, where Sandra Gamarra’s exhibition “Producción/Reproducción” is currently on view.

    Curated by art historian and critic Luis Eduardo Wuffarden, the show brings together a