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Ceramics House

Künstlerin an diesem Ort:
Adriana Bustos

Künstlerin und Werke  


Journey Beyond the Arrow
Kuratorin: Zoe Butt

Adriana Bustos

* 1965 Bahía Blanca, Argentinien. Lebt in Buenos Aires.

Vision Machine. 2019
Installation verschiedener Arbeiten, 2017-2019. Aquarell auf Papier, Fotografie und Graphit auf Papier, Graphit, Aquarell auf Papier, Acryl, Graphit, Silberblatt auf Leinwand, 90 Aquarelle auf Papier

Über die Werke

Adriana Bustos' practice draws on ideas taken up in areas of anthropology, history, science, popular culture, fiction, biographical writings, and academic and intuitive knowledge. Her work often juxtaposes or montages different methodological and representational systems to present multifaceted examinations of global histories, particularly as they intersect within the Latin American context.

Exploring the imposition of colonialism, racism and patriarchy on the land, Vision Machine (2019) is an installation that brings together past and recent works of drawing, watercolour, heliographs and painting to present multiple overlapping 'panoramas of reference'. The various perspectives include the depiction of old colonial trade routes shown alongside current drug trafficking rings in Latin America, global consumption as mapped across Bolivian rainforests, histories of the colonial exploitation of human life and labour as well as the extraction of natural resources, the patriarchal European model of scientific discovery compared with local pre-colonial cosmologies, and limited accounts of the slave trade that overlook its foundational role in forging today's planetary model of capitalism and the biologisation of inequality. In an adjacent space, Bustos presents two 'celestial' maps. Detailed in red, the first refers to written history, recalling the blood and violence associated with the historical violence of patriarchy. The other, rendered in black graphite, displays women's participation in history. When a viewer looks through a red glass lens in the middle of the room, the lens makes the red lines of the patriarchal order disappear, leaving only the graphite visible.

Text aus dem Sharjah Biennale 14 Guidebook
© 2019 Sharjah Art Foundation

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Sharjah Biennale 14:
Leaving the Echo Chamber

7. März - 10. Juni 2019

Über 80 Beteiligte

Kuratorinnen, Kurator, Ausstellungen:

Zoe Butt: Journey Beyond the Arrow

Omar Kholeif: Making New Time

Claire Tancons: Look for Me All Around You

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