ENCOUNTER WITH MONUMENT

#JUAREZ

Mexico City, 2016

The intervention JUAREZ, which I carried out during the residency NUESTRO BARRIO in Mexico City in 2017, questions the topography of our cities in the context of remembering and forgetting. While the monument to Benito Juarez, one of the most important meeting places in Mexico City, stands for the reforms of a modern Mexico in terms of memory politics, the cockfight staged here raises questions about forms of community in urban and rural spaces, between tradition and popular culture, as well as the monument as an arena and political stage.

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