Chilean artist Patricia Domínguez explores mestizo rituals and healing practices emerging in the contact zones between the coloniser and the colonised. Informed by the study of ethnobotany in South America, her first UK solo exhibition invites the viewer to envision possible futures for humans, plants and animals thriving in the cracks of modernity.
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Exhibition July 4 –September 8, 2019. Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street -
The exhibition features a series of cybernetic altars and totem figures that combine talismanic objects with corporate shirts, consumer electronics and healing plants as a way to confront the effects of neoliberalism on the body. Ceramics, watercolours and assemblages of found objects are gathered around a multi-
Halfway between science fiction and ethnographic surrealism, the exhibition embraces a range of hybrid histories, from the syncretic worship of Our Lady of Cerro Rico, an infamous silver mine in Bolivia where eight million natives died, to the archaeological museum inside Scotiabank’s head office in Cusco, built on top of the ruins of an Incan palace.
Patricia Domínguez’ exhibition is commissioned and produced by Gasworks, with generous support from Lazo Cordillera, Fundación Engel, Fundación AMA and SCAN. Gasworks exhibition programme is supported by Catherine Petitgas and Gasworks Exhibitions Supporters.
Patricia Domínguez, Eyes of Plants (film still), 2019. Commissioned by Gasworks.