LECTURE by TERESA MARGOLLES @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
ON HUMAN DISPLACEMENT
14 Jun: RSVP-> email@example.com |MARGOLLES in the subject line
The lecture will be delivered in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.
The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America presents “On Human Displacement,” a lecture by artist Teresa Margolles, as part of a series of conversations with figures key to contemporary cultural production from Latin America.
Margolles will discuss her longstanding work in two cities: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and Cucuta, Colombia. In 2017, the artist started a series of visits to Cucuta, a city that borders Venezuela, a country that in recent years has seen an unparalleled increase in migration.
The new series of works that emerged from Margolles’s field trips to Cucuta, and specifically to the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, address labor, sacrifice, and gender. They take the form of photographs, videos, objects, and sound pieces that register performances produced on site, highlighting social injustices in the artist’s characteristic antagonistic, emotional manner."
Image: Teresa Margolles. Trochera con piedra. Border Crosser with Stone. 2019.