Lotty Rosenfeld

Portrait

Born in 1943 in Santiago (Chile), where she lives and works

An active member of the Chilean collective CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) formed in 1979 in Chile in reaction to the dictatorship of General Pinochet, Lotty Rosenfeld’s artistic practice militates against the brutality of an authoritarian social order. For Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento, realized in Santiago in 1979, the artist bisected the white lines in the middle of the road with lengths of white tape, and in so doing, transformed the white traffic lines into a series of crosses. For Lotty Rosenfeld, the cross, already heavily loaded with significance, became a symbol of revolt against the social regime. While contesting the linear way in which the world is organised, Lotty Rosenfeld was also appealing for encounters and a reappropriation of public space.

 

 

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