En tierra estéril convertida (In Barren Land Converted) opened at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico in August, 2021. This video, with English captions, gives an overview of the exhibition.
Curator: Dr. Emilia Quiñones Otal
This exhibition brings together works in which the body is presented as a metaphor for the territory invaded and violated by the patriarchy, created by artists from the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The works provoke dialogues about extractivism and violent settlement in Latin America and how these incursions affect feminized and racialized bodies in specific ways. In the sample, the body becomes historical memory, nature, ancestral knowledge and community land, questioning the gender impositions brought by the West and the individualistic neoliberalism that destroy communities of care, knowledge and food.
Exhibiting artists: Marina Barsy Janer, María Adela Díaz, Regina José Galindo, Ana María García, Joscelyn Gardner, Teresa Hernández, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Sandra Monterroso, Las Nietas de Nonó, Belkis Ramírez, and Lorena Wolffer.