A new performance, a selection of most representative works and performances never seen before. The golden lion at the 51.Venice Biennale as best artist under 35 is now at PAC, Milan.
Regina José Galindo (Guatemala City, 1974) is one of the most representative artists of the magmatic Latin American continent. She uses her body in a political and critical way, as a tool for reawakening the removed traumas, the torments of the memories, and the ruins of history.
Starting from the microcosm of her country, Guatemala, perpetually experiencing instability and violence, the artist creates uncomfortable works, often brutal, where her tiny body, apparently fragile, is exposed to a series of public actions using the metaphorical space given by art to denounce the ethical implications of social and cultural injustices, discriminations of race and sex, and, more in general, all kinds of abuses stemming from power.
Galindo explores her body, turning it into a tool of symbolic recall of events that involve the collective body, the so-called “social body”. Her actions, involving her completely, on one side reiterate the artist’s engagement in the expression of our dramatic present by means of violence and pain, and on the other explicit a sense of deep impotence that hits both artist and viewers. Details »