The captive

La Cautiva (The captive) is part of the La Uruguaya project, this was conceived as a progressive work and is located in settings that the artist configures based on the painting: La Cautiva 1880 by Juan Manuel Blanes. It is about a woman who was portrayed from the imagination of the painter, whose inspiration comes from a poem by Esteban Echeverría in 1836. The woman as such was designed and narrated at the expense of memory and fiction of the suffering of captivity. Here the artist dons the character as a subordinate body and installs it in sets, dialoguing with caged patriotic symbols, horses of the homeland and a reissue of the ways in which the history of a nation docilizes the figure of women over and over again. In 2012, La Cautiva, carried out a performance at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, in the museum area, traveled and intervened in the exhibition landscape, until it found the way to hang a Blanes in the MET. This implied visiting as: La Cautiva, one of the emblematic spaces of international art, this work was carried out after having worked as Director of the National Museum of Visual Arts of Uruguay, that place allowed her to understand the transversality of management at the level of the cultural policies of art in her country and highlight the multiple ways in which women and works created from the body on the female scene have been captives of the institutions of the art field according to the hegemony in which they are appreciated.





Jacqueline Lacasa


Set basado en la obra de "La Cautiva" de Juan Manuel Blanes. Performance, Fotografía.