Edgardo Aragón, FAMILY EFFECTS, 13 videos, sound, 28:00 min, 2007-2009.
The video is not longer available for online exhibition.
EDGARDO ARAGÓN | FAMILY EFFECTS
September 7 – November 17 / 2013
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art Extended Program
On the occasion of the exhibition, Svilova commissioned poet Sara Hallström for a text. You can read the poem Hallström’s wrote and her introduction text here
SVILOVA is proud to present for the first time in Sweden, the work of young and established Mexican artist Edgardo Aragón.
As part of GIBCA´s extended program Svilova will screen online FAMILY EFFECTS. A video work in where Mexican children (members of Aragón’s family) perform a series of games, where power dynamics and violence are portrayed in a profound and poetic way.
In his body of work and through a variety of media, including sculpture, video and photography, Edgardo Aragón is an artist that explores the complex sociopolitical and economic climate of Mexico today. Inspired in folk tales, real events and personal stories, Aragón’s work looks deep into a country disrupted by the activities of drug trafficking and political corruption.
Edgardo Aragón (born in Oaxaca, Mexico, 1985) received a B.A. from Mexico’s National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Laurel Gitlen Gallery-NY, Luckman Gallery-L.A., Hamidrasha Gallery-Israel, The Istanbul Biennale, San Francisco Art Institute, Mercosur Biennial, El Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) – Mexico City, etc. Upcoming exhibitions include Mexico Inside Out. Themes in Art since 1990, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth – Texas, USA and others. He currently lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico.