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Legitimation, interdisciplinary performance  2011.

Emilio Santisteban

Interdisciplinary performance artist

Arte de performance, arte da performance, performance art, Lima Peru Sudamérica América do Sul South America.

In  a wall of the Expressway located at  blocks away from  MAC-Lima  appeared in 2010  a pint of author  anonymous  which in black capital letters said:




In 2011 the  pint was imperfectly hidden  with dark blue paint. What was left at the entrance to the Zanjón and could be seen from  the Metropolitan's whereabouts in Las Flores had the shapes of a  classic street political dispute on walls. From one side a cry  addressed to a post-oligarchic institution of the official local system of  art; on the other, the stifling defense of said institution.


The obvious theme of the cries thus silenced was the location of the

MAC-Lima private museum in a public area claimed by

neighborhood groups of the Barranco district outside the

interests of the art system. Said neighbors at the time were

branded as "ignorant" by groups interested in the

artistic system, ignorant of  the topics  legal,  pecuniary and community law in complex discussion.

This is a "found" performance that occurred in the urban ritual of the street, a ritual that establishes, in an interdisciplinary act of performance, a conflict of social illegitimacy that the artistic elite tries to ignore.

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