HASTA QUE LOS CANTOS BROTEN / UNTIL THE SONGS SPRING
Mexican Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2022
The works by Mariana Castillo Deball, Naomi Rinc.n Gallardo, Fernando Palma Rodr.guez, and Santiago Borja (in collaboration with weavers of El Camino de los Altos) gathered in this exhibition deal with the tensions inherent to the existence of diverse life forms within a modern political construction such as the Nation-State.
This complex coexistence of different ways of understanding a territory and the relationships that make it emerge, produces often violent conflicts. This, in turn, yields diverse forms of resistance that express the ambition of the Ej.rcito Zapatista de Liberaci.n Nacional to create ‘a world where many worlds fit’: the pluriverse. Until The Songs Spring is not a hypothesis, nor a manifestation of political alignment, but an effort to opening up to what becomes possible when ‘being with’, instead of just ‘being’, in order to shatter the naturalization of patriarchal forms of oppression expressed in violence, extractivism and racism.
Modernity has historically denied the discursive possibilities of all those ideas that seem opposed or incomprehensible within its own logic, in order to subject them to the hegemonic colonial rationality that also colonized our subjectivities. That is why this exhibition looks into heterogeneous forms of existence, alternative to the dominant canon, so that spaces to look, listen and learn differently can be unlocked.
Until The Songs Spring is a humble and limited intervention that outlines life’s plurality, symbiosis and mutualism; solidarities and paths traced while walking together.
Curators:Catalina Lozano, Mauricio Marcin
Artists: Mariana Castillo Deball, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Santiago Borja in collaboration with weavers of El Camino de Los Altos
Exhibition Design and Graphic Identity: Studio Manuel Raeder