• Adriana Varejão

    Galeria Camargo Vilaça

    Although Adriana Varejão is best known as a painter, in her new work she has turned to photography. Alegria (Joy), 1999, consists of a series of light boxes—backlit panels with a stainless-steel finish—displaying pictures shot in a market in Taxco, Mexico. The work superimposes images of cuts of meat for sale there onto local scenes of everyday life: men playing cards, a woman working, children smiling. In one photo, the artist shows a little girl playfully sticking her finger in the mouth of a dead pig lying on a meat counter. Overlaid on the image is the phrase “Joy is the unrestricted acceptance

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