What the Past Will Be: Curating Memory in Peru’s Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar

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Abstract

This article analyzes the photographic exhibit Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar, which was a product of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It focuses specifically on the curatorial process and political desires shaping Yuyanapaq, and it examines the ways in which photographs were intended to intervene in and script a national consciousness and shared memory during and after Peru’s transition process. Exploring across the three iterations of Yuyanapaq, I ask how we might attempt to bear witness to past conflict without inadvertently perpetuating its logic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-38
Number of pages16
JournalHuman Rights Review
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Memory
  • Peru
  • Photography
  • Transitional justice
  • Truth and reconciliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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