The exhibition Principio Potosí. How Can We Sing the Song of the Lord in a Foreign Land? (Museo Reina Sofía, May 12 - September 6, 2010) included, together with the European curatorial nucleus, a forth component, headed by Bolivian sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui together with El Colectivo, a self-organized group of cultural action and critique. This dissident component, which represents a break with the discourse presented in the exhibition, exposes, on the basis of the Principio Potosí Reverso book-catalog (Museo Reina Sofía, 2010) the fissures and contradictions of the models established by the project. From the vantage point of Andean thought, the authors present, in a visual and intertextual dialogue with a tripartite structure, the subversions and subalternities of colonial painting in its relationship with the communities it belongs to, and their rites, their structures of relationship and knowledge which break away from Euro-centril categories.

The Reverse Side of The Potosí Principle. Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui

May 2010
Video Exhibitions