Teresa Margolles. Reiterating Violence

Campiglia, Maria
January 2014
BRAC: Barcelona, Research, Art, Creation;2014, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p100
Academic Journal
For over two decades, the work of Teresa Margolles has held an important position in Mexico's artistic circuit, and in the last few years it has been consolidated at an international level, with exhibitions at important fairs and biennials as well as important awards. But what view does it offer in relation to our present environment? It has been argued that the importance of her work lies in its capacity to make the violence we live today in Mexico visible to the spectator, thus giving the victims a voice. She maintains that the basic sense of her work is to make evident the fact that the victims are individuals with particular stories and not just numbers. The present article attempts to challenge these arguments based on an analysis of the procedures she follows to create her work. Are we looking at the art of social protest or are we merely witnessing a violent exercise perpetrating itself twice on the same body?


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