In this installation, artist Janett Pulido Zizumbo combined elements of painterly marks and found material to bring forth current issues occurring in Mexico. Specifically, in reference to an incident that has occurred September 26, 2014, in which 43 college students on route to a protest have disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. This particular project contained 6 art pieces in homage to reflect evidence left behind during this incident and countless others. These particular drawings on stone are abstract drawings of articles of clothing and debris that was left behind after investigation.
Along with these sculptural markers, the artist included six prints that will be part of a performance during the first anniversary of the 43 missing college students, in which viewers will perform in picking up a piece from the ground. This performance will be a reflection on the countless volunteers and families who have gone to search for these missing students, finding articles that resulted in finding evidence of the missing students and other victims as well.
This project not only refers to this particular incident but also the desensitization from the people being oppressed from the government and other entities. She believes that her family’s home is in constant limbo, not knowing how the current standing of social politics will lead the future state of Mexico, which exudes anxiety in a possible retaliation against her family and herself whom reside in the same country.
SGgallery exhibitions curated by Déirdre Kelly