Gustavo Germano: Ausencias

April 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015

Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano restages snapshots of Brazilian and Argentine families whose loved ones are among the “disappeared,” people who were tortured and murdered by dictatorial regimes in South America from the 1960s to 1980s. The JSMA’s presentation includes four of his diptychs of original and recreated photographs, with one or more of the original subjects missing. Each pair is a powerful statement of pain, suffering, and loss. The exhibition is made possible through a JSMA Academic Support Grant to support several courses in Latin American Studies and is organized by Professor Monique Rodrigues Balbuena, Associate Professor of Literature in the Robert D. Clark Honors College and Program Director for Latin American Studies. The exhibition is sponosred by the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.