Region/Concept: Latin America, Violence (Death)
Sub-concepts: Borders, Permeability, Necropolitics
Description: Artist Teresa Margolles employs traces of violent death to create artifacts and immersive environments.
Theory: Our lives are permeable to flows of capital and violence. Borders are militarized but porous. Life is disciplined but flexible. Mexico is an exemplary site of these contradictions. An art made of remnants becoming minor monuments. Quiet, subtle expressions of rage. Dispersion of fluids around and into the visitor as a mirror of the immersive nature of neoliberal capitalism. The remains of violence become cloudlike, ubiquitous.
Posted by: Craig Epplin