Liliana Gómez: Performing Human Rights. An Introduction
Performing Human Rights. An Introduction
(S. 7 – 28)

Liliana Gómez

Performing Human Rights. An Introduction

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  • Menschenrechte
  • Politik
  • Gerechtigkeit
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Performance
  • Denkt Kunst
  • Gewalt

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Liliana Gómez

is SNSF-professor (Swiss National Science Foundation) at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich, where she directs the research project Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South. Post-Conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives. Recently she co-edited with Lisa Blackmore Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art (Routledge, 2020). She is the author of Lo urbano. Teorías culturales y políticas de la ciudad en América Latina (Pittsburgh, 2014) and A Camera in the Laboratory of the Modern. The Caribbean in Photographic Archives (Diaphanes, forthcoming).
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Liliana Gómez (Hg.): Performing Human Rights

The invisibilization of political violence, its material traces and spatial manifestations, characterize (post)conflict situations. Yet counter-semantics and dissonant narratives that challenge this invisibility have been articulated by artists, writers, and human rights activists that increasingly seek to contest the related historical amnesia. Adopting “performance” as a concept that is defined by repetitive, aesthetic practices—such as speech and bodily habits through which both individual and collective identities are constructed and perceived (Susan Slyomovics)—this collection addresses various forms of performing human rights in transitional situations in Spain, Latin America, and the Middle East. Bringing scholars together with artists, writers, and curators, and working across a range of disciplines, Performing Human Rights addresses these instances of omission and neglect, revealing how alternate institutional spaces and strategies of cultural production have intervened in the processes of historical justice and collective memory.


With contributions by Zahira Aragüete-Toribio, Pauline Bachmann, Vikki Bell, Liliana Gómez, Joscelyn Jurich, Uriel Orlow, Friederike Pannewick, Elena Rosauro, Dorota Sajewska, Stephenie Young.