Teresa BurgaThe Tightrope Walker26.11.2022 - 28.05.2023
MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
The Tightrope Walker is the first solo show in Spain of the Peruvian conceptual artist Teresa Burga“s (Iquitos, Peru, 1935- Lima, Peru, 2021). The project, carried out in collaboration with Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen, Germany, brings together more than 100 of her works created between the 1960s and until the final years of her career.
Rooted in her context and culture, Teresa Burga has developed a work which integrates both modernity and tradition in a formal aspect. It includes drawings, sculptures of a pop nature, installations, murals, visual scores or diagrams and schemes for the execution of installations and performances. Thanks to the basic principles inherited from conceptual art, a strong social commitment and criticism of Peru“s colonial heritage, the social and political reality of the country and the situation of women underlie her work. She realised this through the reflection of people (often women) and of the customs and traditions of her surroundings (streets and local markets). Therefore, to read her works as a sociological and political map and as defenders of women“s rights and feminist principles has not been in vain.Read more