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The Counter-Public Sphere in the Condor Years

“The notion of a public sphere revolves around how participatory democracy and public opinion become political action. A legitimate government listens to this ‘social theater’ and is in turn influenced by the public sphere.”

HORACIO ZABALA

Slide Horacio Zabala, 300 metros de cinta negra para enlutar una plaza pública (300 Metres of Black Tape to Mourn a Public Square), 1972

Ink on paper and gelatin silver print, drawings 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 in (31.75 x 21 cm), photograph 6 3/8 x 9 1/4 in (16.2 x 24 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Horacio Zabala. Courtesy the artist and Herlitzka + Faria. Photo: Arturo Sánchez
Slide Horacio Zabala, 300 metros de cinta negra para enlutar una plaza pública (300 Meters of Black Tape to Mourn a Public Square), 1972 (detail). Planta Plaza Roberto Arlt (Plaza Roberto Arlt Site Plan), 1972

Ink on paper, 12 ¾ x 3/8 in. (32,4 x 21,2 cm.)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Horacio Zabala. Courtesy the artist and Herlitzka+Faria
Slide Horacio Zabala, 300 metros de cinta negra para enlutar una plaza pública (300 Meters of Black Tape to Mourn a Public Square), 1972 (detail). Alternativa 1 - Alternativa 2 (Alternative 1 – Alternative 2), 1972

Ink on paper, 12 ¾ x 8 3/8 in. (32,4 x 21,2 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Horacio Zabala. Courtesy the artist and Herlitzka + Faria
Slide Horacio Zabala, 300 metros de cinta negra para enlutar una plaza pública (300 Meters of Black Tape to Mourn a Public Square), 1972 (detail)

Installation view from the exhibition Arte e Ideología. CAyC al aire libre. Unknown photographer. Work destroyed. Gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 9 1/4 in (16.2 x 24 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Horacio Zabala. Courtesy the artist and Herlitzka + Faria
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ANTONIO DIAS

Slide Antonio Dias, Tapa Olho (Eye Patch), 1969

Acrylic on black fabric, 33 x 36 3/4 in. (84 x 93.5 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© 2020 Antonio Dias. Courtesy the artist’s estate and Galeria Nara Roesler
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LOTTY ROSENFELD

Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979

Gelatin silver prints, 23 3/16 x 35 in. (59 x 89 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 9 ¼ x 7 in. (23.5 x cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 7 x 2 ½ in. (18 x 6.5 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 7 1/8 x 9 ¼ in. (18 x 23.5 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 3 ½ x 4 ¼ in. (9 x 10.8 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 4 ¼ x 6 1/8 in. (10.8 x 15.5 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces en el pavimento (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement), Santiago de Chile, 1979 (detail)

Gelatin silver print, 3 ½ x 4 ¾ in. (9 x 10.8 cm)

Collection of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
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Slide Lotty Rosenfeld, Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento, Santiago de Chile (A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement, Santiago de Chile), 1979-1980

Digital copy in color, sound, 5’ 22". Ed.25
© Courtesy Lotty Rosenfeld / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
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COLECTIVO ACCIONES DE ARTE (CADA)

Slide Colectivo Acciones de Arte (CADA) [Raúl Zurita; Fernando Balcells; Diamela Eltit; Lotty Rosenfeld; Juan Castillo], Inversión de Escena (Scene Inversion), Santiago de Chile, 1979

Proceso de ejecución (Acción de Arte). Digital print on photographic paper, 15 x 11 in. (28 x 38.5 cm). Edition 5/10, stamped and numbered.

© Courtesy C.A.D.A / 1 Mira Madrid Gallery
Work not included in the exhibition
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Slide Colectivo Acciones de Arte (CADA) [Raúl Zurita; Fernando Balcells; Diamela Eltit; Lotty Rosenfeld; Juan Castillo], Inversión de Escena (Scene Inversion), Santiago de Chile, 1979

Video, sound, color; 5:28 min.
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Nicolás Guagnini

GUEST CURATOR

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed by Bill Hayden with texts by the guest curator and Tobi Maier. You can view it here.

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THIS EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW:
THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2021

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