Paz Ortuzar (MFA '14) to be featured in a group exhibition at the Parsons New School in New York, opening Thurs, Apr 3rd

Picture from installation by Paz Ortuzar.
Paz Ortuzar's 2013 work, Did someone see the halley comet? will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition curated by Ilyn Wong, Maricruz Alarcón, and Pieter Paul Pothoven.

The exhibition, titled I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb, explores notions of cultural memory through the lens of a generation whose experiences and identities are directly shaped by historical events to which they did not bear witness. Borrowing from a Borges short story, the project highlights the problematic nature of claiming historical narratives for any generation as a whole —wary that these claims may, in fact, co-opt forms of persisting hegemonies.

Originally from Santiago, Chile, Paz Ortuzar's work often touches on the forfeiture of history and communal memory. Her personal and touching installations offer a chance to reflect on cultural loss and how memories are constructed as well as preserved.

The exhibition also features the works of Mounira Al Solh, Firelei Baez, Tatiana Istomina, Reena Katz and Pablo Gómez Uribe, Heather M. O'Brien, María Paz Ortúzar, John Albok, and David Wojnarowicz.

Opening: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 6-8pm
Public Events: Friday, Apr 11th, 7pm
Venue: Parsons New School
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave at the corner of 13th St.

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