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Lego Coffin (Homage to the Children of the Drug War). 2000
Lego and plywood
28.5 x 190.5 x 70 cm
Arias enables us to experience the game of death by building a coffin out of Lego pieces in the national colors of Colombia: the child’s dream of Lego is transformed into a coffin whose top bears not a cross but a white line symbolizing cocaine.
(From the leaflet)
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Inaugural exhibition at Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, 23 March - 8 September 2013. A representative selection of works by 10 Colombian artists, curated by Hans-Michael Herzog.