DISPLAYING HUMAN RIGHTS
- a conference on Museums, Archives, and Post-Dictatorship in Latin America
The Human Rights Exhibition Project / Katrine Bregengaard et.al are participating in Displaying Human Rights, a conference on Museums, Archives, and Post-Dictatorship in Latin America.
DISPLAYING HUMAN RIGHTS elaborates on the way in which museums and museum-like institutions in Latin America promote human rights and discuss transitional justice in the region. By presenting a series of case studies, speakers will analyze the tension be- tween post-dictatorial reconciliation and aesthetic dissent, that is, the interplays be- tween reparative memorialization and collective claims for social justice. During this conference, museum directors, artists, and curators will examine the way in which governmental institutions, Memorial Museums, NGOs, and truth or reconciliation commissions make use of visual strategies and artistic installations in their attempt to rescue, archive, monumentalize, or discipline social memories.The conference will include a visit to the show The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition, 1949-1953, to be open at the Buell Hall (Columbia University).
This conference is an initiative of the Permanent Seminar on Museums and Human Rights in Latin America.