El Sur – Narratives of Extraction


13 April 16 June

Group exhibition

Main hall, Färgfabriken
Curator: Victoria McCarthy in collaboration with Färgfabriken’s curator Emilia Rosenqvist and process leader Daniel Urey.

Seba Calfuqueo (Chile), Ana Alenso (Venezuela), Alejandra Prieto (Chile), Naomi Rincón-Gallardo (Mexico), Iconoclasistas (Julia Risler and Pablo Ares, Argentina), Marcela Magno (Argentina), and Maxi Mamani (Bartolina Xixa, Argentina).


In this spring’s big exhibition at Färgfabriken, the dark side of extractivism is exposed. Here the compass is pointed South towards Latin America, a landmass rich in desirable natural resources, at a time when fossil fuels are to be phased out.

Still from Alejandra Prieto’s video Solo tendras piedras, 2019.

Based on subjects such as water, oil, and lithium, Latin American artists depict the consequences for people, animals and environments of the ongoing exploitation of natural resources in countries such as Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico. Of gigantic lithium beds, polluted rivers, privatized water sources and indigenous populations that are constantly forced to give way to the inexhaustible material needs of the outside world.

El Sur gives the audience the opportunity to meet outstanding artistry that has not previously been shown in Sweden. The expressions vary and include video, installation, photography, sound works, and performance. Participating artists are Seba Calfuqueo (Chile), Ana Alenso (Venezuela), Alejandra Prieto (Chile), Naomi Rincón-Gallardo (Mexico), Iconoclasistas (Julia Risler and Pablo Ares, Argentina), Marcela Magno (Argentina), and Maxi Mamani (Bartolina Xixa, Argentina).

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Installation photo of Ana Alenso’s artwork Lo que la mina te da, la mina te quita (What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes)

Cover: Still from Naomi Rincón-Gallardo’s video Soneto de alimañas (Sonnet of Vermin).


Contact

Emilia Rosenqvist
Curator
emilia@fargfabriken.se
Daniel Urey
Processledare
daniel.urey@fargfabriken.se