Ya basta hijos de puta

Ya basta hijos de puta

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We are proud to announce the solo exhibition of Teresa Margolles, Ya basta hijos de puta, curated by Diego Sileo. Promoted by the Milan City Council-culture and produced by the Contemporary Art Pavilion (PAC) with Silvana Editorial, the exhibition is part of the Milanese Arte Week program, focusing on contemporary art, in which the artist will present a performance that pays tribute to Karla, a transsexual prostitute murdered in Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) in 2016. The main part of the performance - a strong gesture, which will leave an open wound on the walls of the PAC - will be interpreted by Sonja Victoria Vera Bohórquez, a transgender woman who works as a prostitute in Zurich. As part of the exhibition, there will be other installations on display with a minimalist yet high-impact look, which is almost dominant from a conceptual perspective. They explore difficult topics such as death, social injustice, gender hatred, marginalization and corruption, generating a constant tension between horror and beauty. Teresa Margolles (Culiacán, 1963), works between Mexico City and Madrid. Particularly prone to crude realism, her works of love, to witness the complexities of contemporary society, weakened by an alarming violence. Winner of the 2012 Prince Claus Award, Teresa Margolles has represented Mexico at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and her works have been exhibited in various International museums, institutions and foundations.