Panama City

“Memórias Intímas Marcas”

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)

The fourth installment of a series that saw the light of day in 1997 in Cape Town, “Memórias Intímas Marcas” is an exhibition that continues to evolve, with each incarnation offering different works, artists, and modes of presentation. Starting with concepts such as amnesia and autopsy, the project as a whole aims to analyze the artistic responses to the war and violence linked to the history of South Africa, but also to similar events in Africa and elsewhere. The outcome of a dialogue among artists, the exhibition is at once marked by the violence of lived experiences—tombs, deformed bodies, and barbed wire are among its salient signs—and by a complex formalization that places this work in a contemporary aesthetic discourse. On the cover of Marcas News Europe 4, published on the occasion of the show at mukha, we read, “The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on

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