May 25, 2018 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Teresa Burga: Aleatory Structures
May 25, 2018

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Teresa Burga, Sin titulo / Untitled, 1967. Environment. Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Thumm, Pinault Collection.

Teresa Burga
Aleatory Structures
May 26–August 12, 2018

Opening: May 25, 6–8pm

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich

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Since the 1960s, the Peruvian artist Teresa Burga (b. Iquitos, Peru, 1935) has created works that constitute a fine-grained record of the social realities of her time. Her extensive oeuvre encompasses Pop Art-style paintings and environments as well as conceptual drawings and objects and cybernetic installations. The unifying constant in the artist’s formally and aesthetically diverse output in a wide range of media is her insistent endeavor to visualize complex social structures, but also the individual’s capacity for practical self-determination. The latter, Burga argues, is inextricably bound up with the exchange of information and an understanding of its contexts. As a female exponent of Latin American art, Burga was often ahead of her time in her creative practice. Due to the political situation in her native Peru, which long suffered under a military dictatorship and struggled with economic crises, she worked largely in isolation from the local and international arts scenes. The comprehensive retrospective is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland.

The exhibition is curated by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst). In conjunction with the opening, JRP|Ringier will publish a monograph with an introduction by Heike Munder and essays by Dorota Biczel, Julieta González, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Cristiana Tejo, and Jorge Villacorta as well as an interview with Teresa Burga by Miguel A. López.

The exhibition and catalogue are produced in cooperation with the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover.

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