En Pie de Foto
Terrorism - A Crime Against Humanity
Opening reception: Monday, November 10 at 6pm
November 10, 2014- January 4, 2015
Tuesday - Sunday | 10 AM - 5 PM
AMA ׀ Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Foundation for Victims of Terrorism, in collaboration with the Miguel Ángel Blanco Foundation and photographer Eduardo Nave, and with the Permanent Observer Mission of Spain to the OAS and AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, presents the visual and literally exhibition En Pie de Foto. This exhibition denounces terrorism as a mass violation of human rights, while at the same time honoring victims by promoting the global effort toward a more just world of freedom from violence.
The Organization of American States (OAS) through its Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), created in 1999, promotes national, regional and international cooperation to prevent, combat, and eliminate terrorism that threatens the rule of law and democracy. After the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, member states of the OAS created a Secretariat to help implement the mandates of the Committee and serve as a clearinghouse of information to facilitate regional and international cooperation on this issue.
En Pie de Foto: Terrorism, a crime against humanity, presents a series of photographs originally published in Spanish newspapers and through international news agencies, now expounded upon by renowned Spanish and Latin American writers. The images and texts convey the horror of terrorism, with particular focus on the victims of attacks on Spain in the past 25 years. The accompanying works document victims’ voices. Video piece "The Voices of Antigone" plays on a loop, leaving an imprint on our conscience and our memory.
This presentation, aesthetically and morally, shares AMA’s view that the arts should contribute to the positive transformation of societies. It also seeks to promote the fundamental values of the OAS, deepening cultural exchanges in order to defend and uphold shared democratic values.