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The exhibition comprises video works, objects and installations by Latin American artists, constituting the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary art originating in that cultural region in Poland.
Works selected for the exhibition deal with magical rituals, so-called ordinary life, meeting of diverse traditions, search for identity and social problems – creating a picture of a most variegated and complex culture. It is indeed the picture that is the starting point for an analysis of the question of identity in a postcolonial, globalized world where collective cultural memory is being replaced by technical memory of archives and the media and no longer signifies what it always did.
People turn their eyes away from the sun; as Georges Bataille writes: the erection and the sun scandalize, in the same way as the cadaver and the darkness of cellars. Human eyes tolerate neither sun, coitus, cadavers, nor obscurity, but with different reactions. The title of the exhibition refers directly to sensual cognition, traumatic at times, dangerous flouting of taboos, touching upon painful areas.
Artists: Mauricio Alejo, Juan Carlos Alom, María Fernanda Cardoso, Clemencia Echeverri, Regina José Galindo, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Ernesto Neto, Javier Téllez Curated by: Agnieszka Pindera, Joanna Zielińska
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Don't stare at the sun
Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection
Kuratoren: Agnieszka Pindera, Joanna Zielinska
Künstler: Mauricio Alejo, Juan Carlos Alom, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Clemencia Echeverri, Regina Jose Galindo, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Ernesto Neto, Javier Téllez