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Teresa Margolles

Teresa Margolles Frontera

"Frontera" reflects on the dramatic scale of drug trafficking in Mexican society. The artist has used basic but very striking elements to create the works in "Frontera", and despite their minimalist style, they reveal great emotional depth and tragedy. The works go beyond the specific context that gave rise to them, with a universal value that explores our mechanisms of denial and the taboos still surrounding death and violence in contemporary society. The Museion exhibition features walls where executions took place, that the artist took down in Mexico and rebuilt in Bolzano—Muro Baleado (Culiacán), 2009, and Muro Ciudad Juárez, 2010—along with the works Plancha, 2010 and Cubo, 2010, a minimalist cube weighing a ton made out of iron from reinforced concrete taken from demolished buildings. The Bolzano exhibition will also be the first opportunity to see the filmed action Camiseta, created specially for "Frontera" and shot in the cities of Juarez, Kassel and Bolzano. 

Teresa Margolles (Culican, Mexico 1963), is one of the founders of the group SEMEFO (Servicio Médico Forense/Forensic Medicine Service). In 2009 she represented Mexico at the Venice Biennale, while solo shows include Los Herederos, Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (2009), and En Lugar de los Hechos – Anstelle der Tatsachen, Kunsthalle Krems (2008). She has taken part in Manifesta7, Bolzano (2008), the Liverpool Biennale (2006), the Prague Biennale (2005 and 2003), and the Gwangju Biennale (2004).

Teresa Margolles Frontera
Image to be projected until it vanishes
29 May–28 August 2011

MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano

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