Monday, 21 February 2011

Inimigos

  • Gil Vicente  (Brazil) - 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
  • "The work of Gil Vicente translates a sense of uneasiness about the prevailing modes of political representation, expressing deep disillusion as to the possibility of change through formally constituted leadership and warning of a sapping of patience that has often led others to violent confrontation. In his work, Gil Vicente does not look to confuse art and crime, but rather to substitute the crime as act with the creation of its explicit image. In Inimigos, a series of life-size realist drawings in charcoal on paper, the artist assumes the role of the assassin of political leaders who, presiding over different geographic domains, hold distinct if not conflicting world views." From: 29ª Bienal
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