Artists Daniela Ortiz
Date 07.04.22 - 02.10.22
Venue Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
All images Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Photo: Alessandro Peirone
Historically pedagogical material and productions for children have been built in aesthetics that resemble innocence and even tenderness. This never served as a barrier for transmitting deeply politicized contents to children, actually it was a strategy to do so with immunity. In this way ideologies that sustain colonialism, patriarchy and capitalism where implanted to white populations and imposed to global south and racialized people, shaping the violent history and present of imperialism into paternalistic narratives that glorify figures of white supremacy, while at the same trying to erase the genealogies, memories and present existence of anticolonial resistances.
The exhibition And We Will Harvest the Knowledges of Our Resistances shares a series of artworks that through diverse pedagogical languages and children-like formats narrate and vindicate those memories, genealogies and figures from the anticolonial history that have confronted the erasure strategy of imperialism. From Fernandito Tupac Amaru, son of the anticolonial Andean revolutionary leaders Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastidas kidnapped by the Spanish authorities and taken to Spain, to the children and babies from the global south territories that have been born after the imposition and posterior failure of violent eugenic policies of white supremacy, the works portray and create a visual memory of the concrete persecution towards children, reproductive and family right of those that confronted power by nurturing, caring and growing their communities.