Published between 1926 and 1930, the Peruvian magazine AMAUTA traversed the cutting edge in the intersections between Politics, Art and Society at the dawn of the Avant-garde movements in Latin America. Drawing
One of influential AMAUTA’s literary journal covers
Published between 1926 and 1930, the Peruvian magazine AMAUTA traversed the cutting edge in the
intersections between Politics, Art and Society at the dawn of the Avant-garde movements in Latin
America. Drawing from a wide arrange of influences and sources, AMAUTA was able to articulate a
revolutionary democratic platform for the expressions of industrial workers, peasants and intellectuals,
taking into account their specific differences and aiming towards the creation of a unified popular
identity within an Internationally diverse and complex culture.
During its brief and intense existence, mainly spearheaded by its director, the influential Peruvian
thinker José Carlos Mariátegui, AMAUTA was able to consolidate a vast network of collaborators that
spanned all across Latin America and Europe, featuring in its pages the works of José Sabogal, Diego
Rivera, George Grosz and José María Eguren among many others. After its demise, the networks of
AMAUTA would effectively remain as the foundation for the budding relations between the Avantgarde movements of Argentina, Peru, and Mexico during the rest of the twentienth-century, making
AMAUTA one of the most interesting and important projects of its time, and whose continent-spanning
influence is just beggining to be fully understood.
Join us in conversation with José-Carlos Mariátegui and Ana Torres Terrones as they share their
experiences as director and general coordinator of the award-winning research team from the José
Carlos Mariátegui Archive in Lima, Peru. The historical work of the JCM Archive has proved essential
in the preservation of AMAUTA and the works of José Carlos Mariátegui, and stands as a crucial
historical project in the reevaluation of the past, present and future of Latin America.
With translation, moderation and commentary by José Garay Boszeta.
José-Carlos Mariátegui (Lima, Peru) is a writer, curator and culture entrepreneur. He studied Biology
and Applied Mathematics at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, and holds a PhD in Information
Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics. His writings have appeared in the
journals Third Text, The Information Society, Telos and Leonardo. He is the founder and director of the
José Carlos Mariátegui Museum (1995-2015) and is currently the director of the JCM Archive
(Mariategui.org) and advisor to the Committee of the Peruvian Independence Bicentennial (2021), the
MIT Press series on art, science and technology (USA); and the Advisory Board for the AI & Society
Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication (UK). He is also the grandson of the influential
Peruvian thinker José Carlos Mariátegui.
Ana Torres Terrones (Lima, Peru) is a researcher, librarian and communicator. She holds a BA in
Library Science and a Masters degree in Information and Knowledge Processing from the National
University of San Marcos in Lima. She has worked as coordinator for the Central Archive of the
Natural Reserves of Peru (2012-2014), and is currently the general coordinator of the JCM Archive
(Mariategui.org), as well as leading researcher and assistant to the project’s exhibitions.
José Garay Boszeta (Lima, Peru) is a writer, translator, and language laborer. He studied programs in
Economics and Philosophy at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. His work in translation
aims to reevaluate the Latin American narratives and restore their historical content for English
speaking audiences around the world. He is the founder and organizer of Dulzorada, and his current
projects include the translation of the complete works of José María Eguren and Martín Adán, among
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