• Fritzia Irízar, Untitled (Golden Green), 2016, gold-plated sprinkler, water, tezontle, pyrite, 16' 6“ × 13' × 6”.

    Fritzia Irízar

    Arredondo \ Arozarena

    Given that Fritzia Irízar’s recent exhibition “Golden Green - Greening Gold” focused on the mining of that most useless yet perennially attractive and signifying metal, its other principal element was something of a surprise: water. In Mexico, mining has been the source of tremendous ecological devastation, and the depletion of this substance is one of many recurring problems. In addition, nearly a third of the nation’s territory has been consigned to foreign companies for extraction, leading to the dismemberment of communities, the appropriation of territory without local consent, and the

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