Regina José Galindo

Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani

“Tres Acciones” was the second exhibition in Milan by Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo, who won the Golden Lion award for artists under thirty-five at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Here she showed a three-channel video along with a related sculptural installation and thirty-one photographs. The video triptych XX, 2007, shows the burial, in unmarked graves, of unclaimed bodies of men, women, and children: corpses placed in large black plastic bags (children in little transparent sacks), indifferent gravediggers shoveling the earth. A mason places a small white marble gravestone to mark each spot, carved with the words GUATEMALA 2007 and a double x, indicating that the name of the deceased is unknown. The same sort of small gravestones were arrayed on the gallery floor, while the photographs were stills from the video.

An artist’s statement called our attention to the violence that pervades

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