Regina José Galindo - Golden Lion at the Young Artist 51. Venice Biennale 2005 - Was born in Guatemala in 1974. The social dramas that have crossed and are perpetuated in his country leave an indelible mark on the consciousness and the body. The memory of the victims of the civil war in the 80s, thousands of violent deaths go unpunished, of which are still complicit institutions are "projected" on the body of the artist through the performative action. Walking down the street at regular intervals by dipping feet in the blood and "contaminating" the urban space with their fingerprints, fully shave their body or force him into tight spaces and is humiliating ritual of complaint and opposition to political power. His body, becomes a "body militant", disobbediente, that reacts to the violence suffered daily by Guatemalan women autoinfliggendosi worth affect your skin the word "perra" (cagna). "It's the modern civilization, this civilization without God that compels men to give so much importance to their skin. By now only the skin has. There is not that the skin of safe, tangible, of impossible to deny. It's the only thing that we have, it is our. The most deadly thing that there is in the world " (Shovel, Curzio Malaparte).
Headline: In the middle of the road
Artist: Corrado Bonomi
Edited by: Livia Savorelli
Texts: Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Viviana Siviero
Size: cm 16,5×24
Price: € 15,00