DRAWINGS ON ABSENCE /


SERIES OF DRAWINGS

LOCATION: Project realized during artist residency at the
CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DE PARIS (Paris, France)
COMMISSIONED BY: IFFA
YEAR: 2016
STATUS: completed
FORMAT: drawing
TECHNIQUE: pastel, charcoal and graphite on paper
DIMENSIONS: series of 26 drawings – 22 of 60 x 45 cm (each)
and 4 drawings of 100 x 70 cm (each)
IN COLLABORATION WITH: Sithabile Mlotshwa (curator) /
Arturo Berastaín, Alexy Cordones, Alessandro Focareta,
Mónica de Moya, Claudia Oliva, Shaney Peña, Emil Rodríguez,
Alejandra Zuñiga (portraits models)
EXHIBITIONS: ABSENT (AUSENTES – Santo Domingo, 2016) /
MONSTERS (Paris, 2016)
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This series of drawings is set in a context affected by the aftermath of one of the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris during last November – 2015. Terrorism, seen as a violent act from Islamic radicals towards the western civilization, has had the tendency of enhancing sentiments of patriotism and nationalism within the local-born ‘attacked’ populations. In this context, which are the sentiments enhanced, if any, within the local immigrant populations? The sentiment of absence is a large window from where one could observe and analyze how politics and certain neuralgic subjects take part in the everyday life of local immigrants.


 

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