Carlos Motta, Artist

Brief History (2005-2009)

Two newsprint publications and a series of vinyl murals.


Installation view at MoMA/PS1, 2009

Brief History is composed of two thorough historical timelines: Brief History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America Since 1946 and Brief History of Leftist Guerrillas in Latin America. These works cover the years of the Cold War (1940s-1990s) and expose on the extreme ideological differences that defined that time. On the one hand, the emphatic rejection communism by the U.S. and the actions that were carried through to prevent its spread, and on the other hand the formation of several dozens of leftists groups that attempted to overthrow the government and to replace it with a Marxist state.

The work is also composed of a series of large scal mural prints that depict soldiers in situations of war.

READ AND DOWNLOAD TIMELINES HERE:

Brief History of US Interventions in Latin America Since 1946

Brief History of Leftist Guerrillas in Latin America