Exhibitions | Afro Souvenirs | 2011
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Digital photograph | Variable dimensions
| VK Gallery
Opening and Closing: Wednesday, 22 June 2011 - 7:30pm to Friday, 29 July 2011 - 6:00pm

Afro Souvenirs | 2011

"The use of the word" black "in my work has to do with the entrenched meanings, both visual and conceptual, about ethnic identity in my country. I am intrested in the word "black" in a visual reflections, such as in the cultural and historical relations that are inherent in it. In Colombia it is now official and politically correct to use the word Afro-Colombian or Afro-Descendent . The word "black" is concise, ambiguous, derogatory, emphatic, complex and contradictory. Despite their emotional colloquial connotations, the use of the word "black" is tacitly forbidden. My work alludes to a lack of knowledge, a state of being rooted in a visual perception and political circumstances of economic exploitation and cultural domination. The option of painting black skin to black people emerges as an act of affirmation, as an empowerment; that is where lies the Utopia. "

- Liliana Angulo - 

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"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
"Afro Souvenirs" | 2011 | Installation view
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Dimensions variables
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Dimensions variables
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photographs | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photograph | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photograph | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photograph | Variable dimensions
From the series "Afro Souvenirs" (detail) | 2011 | Digital photograph | Variable dimensions