Images of violence from Mexico to open in the Glass Tank

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Images of violence in Mexico

A new exhibition conceived from the violence happening contemporary Mexico will open in the Glass Tank on Monday (25 July).

Entitled Images of violence from Mexico: A performance art based enquiry, the exhibition maps the research journey of Veronica Cordova de la Rosa, a Mexican artist and PhD student in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes. 

Veronica’s PhD work began with a contemplation of posters of missing women from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua in Mexico. At the beginning of her research in 2013 she found the names of 17 missing women. More recently the Mexican Government publicly recognised that there are approximately 27,000 missing people in the country. 

Veronica said: “One of my research questions has been: To what extent can I transform images of violence into performances that create empathy towards victims of violence and have a positive impact?

“This exhibition will map the transitions of my creative engagements throughout my research journey and will seek effective ways to respond to violence.”

The exhibition will feature sculptures, risographs and documentation of Performance Art. Veronica will also present two live performances during the private view titled Transitions: The bare life of a citizen and Yes, we have names, faces and bodies. 

The exhibition will run until Friday 26 August, 9.00am – 5.00pm daily. A private view of the exhibition will take place from 6.00pm-8.00pm on Monday 25 July. All are welcome and no booking is required. The artist will be giving guided tours on Monday 15 August, Wednesday 24 August and Thursday 25 August at 12.00 noon.

The Glass Tank gallery is in the Abercrombie Building on the University’s Headington Campus.