Taking its title from the book by Walter D. Mignolo, The Idea of Latin America is an exhibition which sets out to inquire into a geographical and mental concept based on Europe's colonial expansion, in accordance with the ideas rehearsed in that essay. The main reason for organizing this show has to do with the place from which the exhibition project was conceived, from both the Monastery of the Cartuja-where Christopher Columbus was buried and where he prepared his second voyage to America-and from Seville, a city fundamental to the beginnings of European colonialism in the early modern period and which established strong links of commercial and cultural domination with that "New World".
The voyage as a form of union and knowledge, the precolonial past revisited and reinterpreted, reactions to more recent colonialisms from the North, and the conception of the whole continent and its partition in two as the result of different European imperial legacies are some of the motivations that the artists included in this project have come up with.
Berta Sichel and Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, curators
Michel Auder, Milena Bonilla, Adriana Bustos, Mariana Castillo Deball, Raimond Chaves / Gilda Mantilla, Chema Cobo, Minerva Cuevas, Juan Downey, Anna Bella Geiger, Federico Guzmán, Alfredo Jaar, Leandro Katz, Marta Minujín, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Joaquín Torres García
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