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Teresa Margolles

The black shroud . 2020

Teresa Margolles . The black shroud . 2020 afasia (1)

+ James Cohan

Central to the exhibition is El manto negro / The black shroud, a large-scale installation comprised of burnished ceramic pieces hand-made by artisans in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Known for its production of ceramic pots, Mata Ortiz is located south of the Paquimé archaeological zone in Casas Grandes, at the foothills of an area now controlled by cartels. The village and its ceramicists have suffered greatly from the escalating violence in the region. Continue reading Teresa Margolles

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Teresa Margolles

Muro Ciudad Juárez . 2010

Teresa Margolles . Muro Ciudad Juárez . 2010 afasia (1)

+ MUSEION

With more than 3,000 murders in a year, and more than 700 women kidnapped, tortured and killed, Juarez is thought to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. For “Frontera” the artist Teresa Margolles has created works of great impact. Through at first sight simple and minimalist in terms of style, when we learn of the origin of the materials used and their connection to horrific crimes, the pieces revealed their great emotional depth, recounting deep-seated trauma. Beyond the specific context that shaped them the works in the show also possessed an undisputed universal value, commenting on our mechanisms of denial and the taboos connected to death and violence in contemporary society. The exhibition continued on the fourth floor of Museion. Continue reading Teresa Margolles