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I didn´t want a mere invitation card for my exhibition "Gloria Evaporada", so I designed it to be an art object, to function as an autonomous piece of the exhibition. I silkscreened an edition of 400 of them on cardboard cutouts from Gloria boxes I gathered around Mercado Central days before. I handed them to people and some  pasted on bulletin boards in San Marcos. At that time the university campus was occupied by the army. There were check points at the entrances, military patrolling the hallways and plenty of undercover informants looking for activities they consider suspicious like grafities and posters. Many students disappeared in San Marcos during that year. For that reason I designed the invitation card, and the whole exhibition, to be cryptic, not making any visual reference they could immediately link to the Cantuta case. Everything was loose clues. The real theme of the exhibition would be revealed during the opening night. I planned this to evade a censorship before the opening and me being arrested. The SIE (Servicio de Inteligencia del Ejército) discovered my plot the morning after the opening, by that time it would have been very enbarrasing for them to close the exhibit. Image #1: "Hoja de contacto (autoretrato durante la apertura de una invitación-objeto)". 1994. 6.9 x 14.8 cms. Image #2: Sanmarquinos reading an invitation card pasted on a bulletin board. Background: hand painted grafiti on cardboard. Escuela de Arte de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Exhibition “Gloria Evaporada”. October 25th 1994.    Images #3 and #4: "Invitación-objeto" (front and back view).  1994.  Silkscreen on cardboard. Edition: 400. 48.7 x 29.1 x 0.3 cms. (open), 29.1 x 19.5 x 0.9 cms. (closed).    NEXT>>>