Carlos Motta, Artist

Towards a Homoerotic Historiography (2014)

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Installation view at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, 2015

Towards a Homoerotic Historiography features 20 miniature gold-washed silver figures, all copies of sculptures created by indigenous groups in the Americas before the conquest. Displayed in museum-like vitrines, the pieces depict acts of homoerotic sex. The installation reflects on the ongoing censorship these objects have been subjected to by the social sciences and encourages a removal of the Christian values that have been imposed on them in order to reconsider of the role the body, desire, and pleasure may have played in ancient cultures.

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Installation view at PPOW Gallery, New York, 2016
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