Teresa Margolles. The Periphery of Agony
|Author||Angel Moya Garcia|
Teresa Margolles (Culiacán, Mexico, 1963) is a visual artist who examines the causes and social consequences of death through artworks that focus on the themes of violence, gender and alienation. In this volume she documents the 'Periferia dell'agonia' project presented at the Mattatoio in Rome, with an environmental installation displayed in the entire exhibition space. The pavilion is occupied by a perimeter of red plastic industrial tents which is conceived as a pierced, wounded, stabbed, crossed and traversable body; within this perimeter, a large backlit table houses a twenty-three-metre-long canvas used in the past to cover the bodies of murdered people, marking a synesthetic path in which the public is invited to walk peripherally around the agony of the other. With texts by Angel Moya Garcia, Guillermo Fadanelli and Oscar Gardea.
|96 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English|