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The Helis Foundation Artist Talk: Adriana Corral with Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba
Wed, September 18th, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adriana Corral, among the eleven artists represented in Bodies of Knowledge, will join Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, associate professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas Austin, in conversation about Corral’s work. Admission is free courtesy of The Helis Foundation’s Art for All free day.
Adriana Corral’s work draws attention to the widespread disappearances and murders of women and girls in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Through her site-specific installation at NOMA, Memento, Corral transfers the women’s names onto the museum’s wall. Honoring the women killed in these acts of violence, Corral reduces to ashes the transferred name documents, creating an ash burial plot sifted onto the museum floor. Given the instability and fragility of her material, the names become illegible, yet the process of inscribing them honors the lost histories of these unknown victims. Memento memorializes the victims of human rights violations while also speaking to the politics of silence, disappearance, and absence that mark contemporary geopolitics.