12 June – 1 August 2015
Teresa Burga’s third exhibition at Galerie Barbara Thumm presents a large group of works which were exhibited at ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano) in Lima in 1966. It is the largest comprehensive exhibition of Teresa Burga’s paintings of the Sixties, when the artist was a member of the “Arte Nuevo” group which was created in 1966 by Luis Arias Vera, Gloria Gómez-Sánchez, Teresa Burga, Jaime Dávila, Víctor Delfín, Emilio Hernández Saavedra, José Tang, Armando Varela and Luis Zevallos Hetzel. It was the driving force of the artistic experimentation offensive (pop, op, settings and geometric art) that bursts in the mid-60’s in Lima. With the support of art critic Juan Acha, “Arte Nuevo” group is the main group of Peruvian avant-garde and critically confronts the official institutions and the traditional aesthetics. The first manifest of Arte Nuevo Group was distributed in the streets against the First American Festival (First Biennial of Lima) in October 1966.