Of flesh and fruit: MFA Thesis - Ceramics
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SubjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art
United States political interventions Latin America
School of the Americas
Marco A Barrioz
AbstractOf Flesh and Fruit is an experiential interventionist installation that interacts with Western hegemonic institutions, such as museums and galleries, to address the impact of colonialism on indigenous cultures. Pre-Columbian ritual objects and ideologies are re-interpreted to address postcolonial issues through a transhistorical approach. I invite the public to participate and learn about these issues by providing hidden truths on various sculptures, in literature, and on pedestals. By incorporating sensory and mixed media, and displaying work on unusual platforms, I use the agency of materials to enhance the conversations about indigenous knowledge, capitalism, and current forms of exploitation driven by political interference and big business.
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