Get involved with the Peltz Gallery: Opportunities for Students

Get involved with the Peltz Gallery: Opportunities for Students

Tejas Verdes - I was not there

Peltz Gallery presents from June 3rd until July 15th Tejas Verdes: I was not there, a collaborative project between sociologist Margarita Palacios and visual artist Livia Marin.

Bringing together Palacios’ research on violence and Marin’s work around loss and care, the project consists of visiting several ex-detention and extermination sites in Chile and the performing of an aesthetic intervention in each of them.

The result of the intervention is the production of a series of abstract realist objects that register traces of the material remains of these sites, marking the materiality of the violent event in its multiple layers of meaning and yet registering its unreadability.

This aesthetic intervention explores the possibilities of representing violence without reproducing it and the challenges of non-colonizing experiences of witnessing. The exhibition includes as well a photo projection that shows numerous images of both sites and objects aiming to document the places and the experience of collaboration.

Birkbeck students are invited to participate in one or both of the following opportunities.

  1. Text based around the theme of the exhibition: The exhibition team would like to open an in-depth discussion of ‘Tejas Verdes: I was not there’ and invite students to send us written pieces that reflect the particular views on the theme of the exhibition.

The articles will be published on Birkbeck Events blog and the Peltz Gallery’s website. Email with the subject ‘Article Tejas Verdes’ and a written piece of c.1,000 words by 15 July.

  1. Exhibition reviews: Students are invited to visit the exhibition and submit their reviews. Please send your reviews (c.500 words) to with the subject ‘Reviews Tejas Verdes’ by 27 June. The reviews will be published on Birkbeck Events blog and the Peltz Gallery website. The articles and reviews will also be used to support the collaborative research project between Margarita Palacios and Livia Marin.

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