Carlos Motta, Artist

Towards a Homoerotic Historiography (2014)

Installation view at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, 2017

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.

Installation view at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, 2015




Installation view at PPOW Gallery, New York, 2016
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