Chile 9/11 Series | Voluspa Jarpa: "Chile 9/11 Before Chile 9/11"

Sep 26, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
219 Burr Hall (open to the public)



Event Description
Chile 9/11 | A 50th Anniversary Series of the Coup Against President Salvador Allende

Chilean artist Voluspa Jarpa investigates the broader notion of the archive by synthesizing popular discourse, declassified documents, state symbols, urban space, personal narratives, and psychoanalytic theory. Using materials as disparate as oil on canvas to lasers, Jarpa analyzes the construction of hegemonic history and memory, taking into account its inherent erasures and absences. Jarpa also explores ways to emancipate ourselves from these structures and facilitate a more complex telling of past, present, and future.

Among her numerous solo exhibitions such as En nuestra pequeña región de por acá at MALBA, Buenos Aires (2016) and L'effet Charcot at La Maison de l'Amerique Latine in Paris (2010), Voluspa Jarpa has participated in many international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, Italy (2019); Shanghai Biennial, China (2018); Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017–2018); and the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2014), among others. She recently participated in the BAM-Biennial of the Mediterranean Archipelago, curated by Beatrice Merz, with the work False Flag (2022).

This series has been funded by a Magic Grant from the Humanities Council.

Rachel Price, Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University
Olivia Lott, PLAS Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Princeton University

Javier Guerrero, Spanish and Portuguese

This talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Humanities Council
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies