Carlos Motta, Artist

Group Exhibition | Apocryphal Colony. Images of Coloniality in Spain, MUSAC, June 21 , 2014 -January 6 , 2015

June 17, 2014

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Apocryphal Colony: Images of Coloniality in Spain is an exhibition that questions the visual meaning of images, and reflects, specifically, on how colonial images are constructed, disseminated and interpreted. Colonialism, in simple terms, is a political, economic and cultural system designed to enable one territory to profit from another. Even if the occupation is purely military at first, the exploitation extends to many other spheres as time goes by. In other words, colonialism uses social sciences such as history, scientific disciplines such as anthropology, religious dogmas such as the gospel, or even artistic styles such as orientalism, to legitimise its discourse of domination. Starting from these concepts, Apocryphal Colony is presented as a space for rethinking the processes and cultural practices of the Hispanic colonial imaginary in the symbolic space of territory. 

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Spain
June 21 , 2014 -January 6 , 2015
Curatorship: Juan Guardiola

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