In their memory | María Verónica San Martín

 

In their memory is a book of resistance that carries forward the protest begun by the families of the disappeared in Chile during the military dictatorship (1973-1990). More than forty thousand political prisoners were victims of torture, execution and exile, and 3,550 people were disappeared. Nameless crosses are all that they have received by way of a burial.It is to honor the missing and their families that this object-book seeks to disseminate and communicate human rights’ violations in Chile. By documenting the identities of the victims, In their memory also invites reflection and puts forth a message of hope founded in truth.

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Technical specifications

Author: MarÍa Verónica San Martín

Tecniques: digital print and silk screen.

Format: hand sewn, accordion.

Publisher: self publication

Dimensions: 19 x 32 x 4 cm. Extend to 125 cm.

Print run: 20 numbered copies

Language: Spanish / English

Collections: Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, France; Klingspor Museum, Germany ; Harvard University Art Library, MA; Library of Congress, DC; Stanford University Libraries, CA; Universitat fur angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna; Yale University; Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, CT; National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C., USA.

Year of publication: 2019 (second edition)

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 33.5 × 5 cm

About the author

María Verónica San Martín (b. 1981, Santiago, Chile) is a New York-based artist working in printmaking, artists books, installation, sculpture, and performance. She was a studio artist at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NYC, an artist-in-residence at Art OMI, Ghent, NY and a Scholar at The Center for Book Arts in NYC. San Martín addresses memory as a pivotal factor for the understanding of the neoliberal, globalized present, turning recently to the subject matter of the Chilean dictatorship’s violence (1973-1990), vis-à-vis the United States and Nazism’s involvement in that violence. She has had solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Chile and the Netherlands.

San Martin has been performing and lecturing her Moving Memorial series and Dignidad project at international museums, galleries, and public libraries and schools since 2016. She was recently awarded with two Fondart grants from the National Council for the Culture and the Arts of Chile. Her work is part of more than 50 collections including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the MET, NYC, the Walker Art Center, MN, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, among others.

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