September 3 - October 9, 2021
We open the new gallery season with a solo presentation by Maya Watanabe. You are cordially invited to visit this exhibition during the opening weekend.
Friday September 3 from 5-9 pm
Saturday September 4 from 1-6 pm
Sunday September 5 from 1-5 pm
We are looking forward to welcome you in the gallery.
From 1980 to 2000, Peru went through a period of political violence that claimed almost seventy thousand lives. In this internal conflict, mainly between the guerilla group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and the military, the civilian population remained terrorized by both parties. Most military actions were carried out with firearms and are now considered extrajudicial killings. The bodies were hidden or disappeared to prevent their identification, thus evading a potential prosecution of the perpetrators. Since those years, many human remains have been found but cannot be identified even today. They hover, as it were, under the status “NN,” meaning “No Name.”
In collaboration with the Peruvian Forensic Team, Bullet documents the inside of the skull of an unidentified body killed by the Peruvian Armed Forces in 1986.
By denouncing extrajudicial killings and the hollow space where criminal cases hover when circumstances remain unresolved and unclear, the video bears witness to the events mentioned and the neglected state in which these human remains are left.