According to press reports, more bullets were fired in Mexico in 2008 than in any other year in recent history.
Some 5,000 people lost their lives in various episodes of violence and in executions connected with the drug trade and the measures undertaken to suppress it. Teresa Margolles, who for almost two decades has explored the artistic possibilities of human remains, has focused her participation at the Venice Biennale on effecting a conceptual, emotional, and material transfer of the proofs of violence on the streets of Mexico into the decadent luxury of the world of art. What Else Could We Talk About? is much more than a document of the intervention of Margolles in Venice.
This book gathers a multiple reflection (based on testimonies, narratives, historical reflection, and production) on the futile crusade against drugs and its perverse effects.
More than an art book, it is a volume that records the complex interference existing between violence, aesthetics, and politics that is emerging in the cultures of the southern hemisphere at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, 40 photos
- Publisher: RM Verlag SL
- Publication Date: 10/03/2011
- Category: Art forms
- ISBN: 9788492480661