This project by Peruvian born, New York and Cusco-based artist Ishmael Randall Weeks will provide a meditation on recent Peruvian history in the form of a double slide projection using found slides that Weeks burns, punctures, cuts, and draws upon. As the slides move in and out of focus and Weeks’ intervention ranges from minimal to extreme, he develops a personalized narrative response to the politically and socially charged moment of 1970s and ’80s Peru—a period of war and extreme violence.
Curated by Claire Gilman, Curator
The Mario Gradowczyk Public Program Series supports programming related to the institution’s Latin American exhibitions and other public programs inspired by critical issues in contemporary drawing and is funded by Felisa Gradowczyk, Diego Gradowczyk, and Isabella Hutchinson.
Image: Ishmael Randall Weeks, Cuts, Burns, Punctures, 2012. Double-focus slide projection with hand-altered mechanism. Courtesy of the artist and Eleven Rivington: New York.