Wednesday, 1 December 2010
CARLOS MOTTA 'WHEN, IF EVER, DOES ONE DRAW A LINE UNDER THE HORRORS OF HISTORY IN THE INTEREST OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION?'
Carlos Motta, 'When, if ever, does one draw a line under the horrors of history in the interest of truth and reconciliation?'
Portfolio, screenprint, 30.75" x 22.5", edition of 10, 2009
South America Re-Imagined
When, if ever, does one draw a line under the horrors of history in the interest of truth and reconciliation? (2009), is a timeline of the recent political history of ten countries in conflict.
This portfolio of 10 screen prints made while in residency at the Lower East Side Printshop (NY) depict the outline of the geographical map of 10 countries, which are going through serious political conflicts that have seemed irreconcilable.
A reader that presents a very detailed chronology of the political history of each country accompanies the prints. The work advocates for the construction of a space of memory and remembrance in order to think again about the horrors of history.
Download the reader here: http://www.carlosmotta.com/whenif.html
The countries are: Colombia, Cuba, Iraq, North and South Korea, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan, Tibet (China), Zimbabwe and a (utopian) reconfiguration of the map of Central and South America to reflect the wish of continental political and cultural unity.
Printed with the assistance of a Special Editions Residency Fellowship at the Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY