|Cuándo:||20 ene de 2018 - 06 may de 2018|
|Inauguración:||20 ene de 2018|
|Dónde:||Harvard Art Museums / 32 Quincy Street / Cambridge, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos|
|Comisariada por:||Mary Schneider Enriquez|
|Organizada por:||Harvard Art Museums|
|Artistas participantes:||Fernando Bryce|
The Harvard Art Museums present Fernando Bryce’s The Book of Needs, a multipart work comprised of 81 ink-on-paper drawings. Bryce, who was born in Peru but has lived extensively in Berlin and New York, selectively reconstructs images from early issues of the UNESCO Courier, published in English, French, and Spanish since 1948. Over its history, the journal has focused on science, education, race, culture, politics, and international strife, among other subjects. The Book of Needs, created in 2015, shows just how pertinent these themes remain. An assemblage and reconstruction of Courier pages, columns, and photographs, Bryce’s work purposefully illuminates and critiques the ideology behind the content of each page he selects. Following painstaking archival research, Bryce fastidiously re-creates his selected historical documents—word by word and image by image—using ink applied with watercolor brushes. The artist calls this process “mimetic analysis” and refers to himself as a para-historian. Instead of explaining history, as a conventional historian might, Bryce aims to show history. He “reveals” history through his hand and perspective: his deliberate choice of subjects as well as his selective enlargement and placement of image and text.