The Runasimi Outreach Committee (ROC) in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and Cinema Studies of NYU are honored to present The Last Inca Princess.
This experimental short film by Ana de Orbegoso brings to life and infuses current relevance into a colonial painting that captures a crucial moment in history: the execution of the last rebel Inca Tupac Amaru, and the political wedding of his niece to a Spanish army captain. These events contributed to the consummation of the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire and was the beginning of official “mestizaje” – the mixing of Peruvian and Spanish cultures. NYU’s very own Quechua Professor Odi Gonzales contributed to this piece with his historical advisement.
This screening will be accompanied by historical commentary as well as a Q&A with the director.
About the artist: Ana De Orbegoso is a Peruvian born artist whose interdisciplinary art practice explores different aspects of the individual or social psyche through the use of popular iconography and staged situations. Her aim is to confront the viewer with a mirror, so as to spark recognition, thought and memory. Other prominent works of hers include "Urban Virgins", a decolonization project, which is being exhibited since 2006 around Peru's different regions (+20). To this day it is the most locally exhibited art project in Peruvian history. She lives and works in Lima and New York City. You can read more about Ana De Orbegoso on her website http://www.anadeorbegoso.com/html/artist.html
-Winner of Best Experimental Film of California Women’s Film Festival 2015
-Winner of Best Experimental Short of 12th Annual Big Apple Film Festival 2015
We hope you will join us!