Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz (born 1944) began taking photographs in the 1970s during the Pinochet dictatorship, and in subsequent decades traveled extensively to document the landscape and people of her native country. During the dictatorship Errázuriz frequently violated the regulations imposed by the military regime, daring to visit underground brothels, shelters, psychiatric wards and boxing clubs all places where women were not welcome. Throughout her career, Errázuriz became intimately acquainted with not only her home city, Santiago, but also Chile’s central valley, Patagonia and Valparaíso, forming long-lasting relationships with her subjects. She became known for spending months or years within a given community, building trust and carefully studying social structures. Paz Errázuriz: Survey is a major retrospective of this extraordinary artist’s work over more than 40 years, including more than 170 photographs and featuring texts by Juan Vicente Aliaga, Gerardo Mosquera and Paulina Varas.
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About the Author
Gerardo Mosquera is a curator, critic, art historian, and writer based in Havana. He played a prominent role in organizing the first Havana Biennial in 1984, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990, and served as an adjunct curator at the New Museum, New York, from 1995 to 2009. The author of numerous books, his articles and essays have also been published extensively in journals such as Aperture, Artforum, Art in America, Cahiers, and Kunstforum.
Juan Vicente Aliaga is a Spanish art critic and curator. As a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia, his research has focused on conceptual art, gender politics, queer theory, and cultural intersectionality. In addition to authoring several books, he is a regular correspondent for Artforum.
Paulina Varas is a curator and researcher based in both Valparaíso, Chile, and Barcelona. She is presently a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of art at the University of Barcelona. She has authored and coauthored books exploring contempo¬rary Chilean and Latin American art, and her writing is often published by international journals.