The Books of Artist María Verónica San Martín: Visual Narrative of the Horror in Chile

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Catalina Mansilla

Abstract

This article presents the visual narrative constructed by Chilean visual artist María Verónica San Martín (1981) in order to address the processes of detention, torture, extermination and disappearance of persons during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990) in an interesting effort to generate an image of a historic episode of unimaginable cruelty (Didi-Huberman, 2004). From an intimate perspective, the artist builds a visual language based on the horror experienced during that period, establishing an analogy between the production, the techniques and formats of the works, and the processes lived in the country due to the military repression.

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Mansilla, C. (2016). The Books of Artist María Verónica San Martín: Visual Narrative of the Horror in Chile. Diseña, (10), 82-91. https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.10.82-91
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Author Biography

Catalina Mansilla, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Institute of Aesthetics

 

B.A. in Aesthetics and Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Master in American Aesthetics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

References

Didi-Huberman, G. (2004). Imágenes pese a todo. Memoria visual del holocausto. Madrid: Paidós.

San Martín, M. (2013). Memory and Landscape: Unveiling the Historic Truths of Chile. 1973-1990 [Vídeo]. Disponible en www.craftpresschile.com.

Sontag, S. (2004). Ante el dolor de los demás. C. de México: Alfaguara.