Teresa Burga
Arte Nuevo

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.

Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Teresa Burga
“Arte Nuevo”
archival picture of the Arte Nuevo Group
from left to right: Gloria Gómez-Sánchez, Armando Varela, Luis Arias Vera, Emilio Hernández, Luiz Zevallos Hetzel, Teresa Burga, Jaime Dávila and José Tang (Víctor Defín missing in the picture)
The photograph was printed in “Historias en Blanco y Negro”, “El Peruano”, Lima , 20 November 1966, p. C18