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This Wednesday, 12/1: Alumna Gabriela Germana Presents Remote Lecture on Contemporary Peruvian Art

Published November 21, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, December 1, at 6 pm for a remote lecture by FSU Art History alumna Gabriela Germana (PhD ’21), currently a visiting faculty member in the School of Art and Art History, University of South Florida. Germana will present “Disrupting the Narrative: Tablas de Sarhua and the Questioning of Essentializing Categories in Peruvian Contemporary Art.”

This talk examines the Tablas de Sarhua, paintings on board made by the Indigenous people of the Andean community of Sarhua, Peru. The presentation analyzes how the Tablas were transformed from objects made to commemorate social links among the members of the community into paintings intended for the urban public of the capital city of Lima. Gabriela’s presentation addresses the different ways in which these objects have been categorized—folk art, tourist art, and more recently contemporary art. She also explores how the painters of Sarhua are active agents within these networks. Finally, her presentation demonstrates that Tablas de Sarhua are responses to and intrinsic components of Peruvian modernity and contemporaneity.

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