Acts of Aggression
curated by Laura A. L. Wellen, Ph.D
SMU Pollock Gallery, Dallas [link]
Twelve Guatemalan artists, working 20 years after the end of the Guatemalan civil war, display a range of socially insistent works. Unified in their poignantly personal exploration related to the challenges of negotiating community, the exhibition highlights social projects, furtive acts of resistance, poetic games and performative gestures as proactive remembrance strategies. By channeling the reality of Guatemala (the socio-political environment) each work engages the viewer as witness, forcing the personal to become political, insisting on connectivity in public spaces and more intimately as strategies for resilience and tools for private insurrection.
~ Sara Cardona
images courtesy of the gallery