Commissioner: Elder de Jesús Súchite Vargas, Minister of Culture and Sport of Guatemala.
Curator: Stefania Pieralice.
Exhibitors: Elsie Wunderlich, Marco Manzo.
Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118
Interesting State. The term ‘interesting state’ immediately strikes the collective imagination, with a mental association that refers to the woman who is pregant, a veritable treasure chest of new life. On the contrary, the acts of violence against women constitute the denial of existence. Guatemala is an ‘interesting State’ precisely in this sense, because of the persistence of this devastating phenomenon and the government’s desire to remedy it. On their skin women bear wounds of unspeakable pain and humiliation, and they are silenced out of fear or shame. Art therefore becomes an ethical instrument, in which the seductive aesthetic nature of the works is there to serve an indispensable social denunciation and an essential opportunity for redemption.