Carlos Motta, Artist

When, if ever, does one draw a line under the horrors of history in the interest of truth and reconciliation? (2009)

Portfolio of 10 screen prints


Latin America Re-imagined

When, if ever, does one draw a line under the horrors of history in the interest of truth and reconciliation? is a portfolio of 10 screen prints made while in residency at the Lower East Side Printshop (NY) depict the outline of the geographical map of 10 countries, which are going through serious political conflicts that have seemed irreconcilable.

A reader (Download PDF here) that presents a very detailed chronology of the political history of each country accompanies the prints. The work advocates for the construction of a space of memory and remembrance in order to think again about the horrors of history. The countries are: Colombia, Cuba, Iraq, North and South Korea, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan, Tibet (China), Zimbabwe and a (utopian) reconfiguration of the map of Central and South America to reflect the wish of continental political and cultural unity.

For more info vist: Lower East Side Printshop

 


Portfolio jacket

Palestine

North and South Korea

Colombia