Rodolfo Monteverde Sotil

Fellowship Date

January 05, 2016 to February 28, 2016

Project

Imaginando un espacio público para colocar el monumento a José de San Martín en Lima y el Callao, Perú (1822-1921) / Imagining a Public Space for the Monument to José de San Martín in Lima and Callao, Peru (1822-1921)

Desde 1822 el Estado peruano intentó erigir un monumento público a José de San Martín. Estos intentos se prolongarían por casi cien años, ya que de seis proyectos solamente el último se concretó en 1921. A ellos se sumaron tres propuestas particulares, dos de las cuales se materializaron a inicios del XX.  Nuestro proyecto estudiará los espacios públicos donde el Estado y las iniciativas privadas pretendieron colocar el monumento en Lima y el Callao, partiendo de la premisa que estos  no solo fueron propuestos para ocupar un determinado espacio en la ciudad, sino para que contribuyeran a crearlo o a reformularlo. Para ello, estudiaremos la relación entre los espacios públicos y los proyectos escultóricos en el contexto social, político,  ideológico y urbanístico en que surgieron.  /

Since 1822 the Peruvian state has attempted to erect a public monument to founding father José de San Martín.  These attempts continued for almost one hundred years since the sixth and final attempt became reality in 1921.  In addition to these efforts, three more projects were proposed as private initiatives, two of which came to fruition at the beginning of the 20th century.  My project studies the public spaces where the State and private initiatives proposed placing a monument to San Martín in Lima and Callao.  I depart from the premise that these proposals were not just designed to occupy a specific place within the city, but as efforts to create or reformulate these public spaces.  To do so I will focus on the relationship between public spaces and the proposed sculptures or monuments within the social, political, ideological and urban contexts that engendered them.

Biography

Rodolfo Monteverde Sotil holds two Licenciaturas, one in Archaeology from Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal, and another in Art History from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima.  He is currently completing MA studies in both fields.  Rodolfo Monteverde has published articles on cultural patrimony and the politics of public spaces with respect to cultural artifacts and symbols.