Seba Calfuqueo's videos at New York's New Museum
New Museum's Screen Series: Seba Calfuqueo. Through March 3rd.

This exhibition continues the New Museum’s Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists.

Across her work in performance, video, installation, and ceramics, Mapuche artist Seba Calfuqueo (b. 1991, Santiago de Chile, Ngulumapu/Chile) takes her heritage as a starting point to critically reflect on the social, cultural, and political status of Indigenous subjects in contemporary Chile and Latin America. Narrated in Mapudungun (with English subtitles) and rendered in 3D animation, Calfuqueo’s videos untether the complexity of Mapuche cultural history from its colonial constructions and explore the intersection of Mapuche and Western thinking and culture stereotypes and the violent colonial legacy imposed on the Indigenous world.

“Screens Series: Seba Calfuqueo” is curated by Laura Hakel, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) Curatorial Fellow. From January 9th til March 3rd.