#ingrid Escamilla Vargas - Zoe Aubry
This is Swiss artist Zoé Aubry’s third body of work devoted to femicide, its frequent occurrence, and the ways in which this phenomenon in society is addressed (or not) by the media. When Ingrid Escamilla Vargas was brutally murdered by her male companion, the Mexican tabloids and gutter press avidly circulated grisly images of the atrocious crime, plastered across their front pages. The case unleashed a wave of protests in the country, as it exposed once again how deeply rooted violence against women is in Mexican society. Aubry addresses the violent sensationalism and voyeurism of certain media and uses her art to strongly condemn both the violence and complicity.
|352 p, ills colour, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English|