“Dismembering the member: rethinking sexual difference in Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s exhibition’ It’s not size that matters, it is shape’”.

by Lara Stevens Abstract When the genome mapping of human sex chromosomes was completed in 2005, mainstream media reports on the findings claimed that the science provided evidence that women were a ‘different species’ to men. Many responses to the findings interpreted the research in ways that reinforced traditional patriarchal …

“María Fernanda Cardoso al Natural”. Revista Cromos.

La bogotana, creadora del Circo de pulgas, participa en la muestra “Dead or Alive” del Museo de Arte y Diseño de Nueva York, en la que expone sus obras junto a artistas de la talla del británico Damien Hirst. Los animales, en especial los insectos, son su obsesión. Tanto que gracias a las pulgas se convirtió en una de las artistas colombianas más prestigiosas en el exterior. Fue en San Francisco, en el Museo Exploratorium de Arte y Ciencia, donde presentó por primera vez el Circo de las pulgas. Ocurrió en 1996 y no resultó nada fácil: Cardoso tardó cerca …

Fun With Feathers and Bones. The New York Times.

By Karen Rosenberg Combine some of the materials in “Dead or Alive” at the Museum of Arts and Design, and you’d have a potent witch’s brew. A single piece by Tessa Farmer, for instance, makes use of a ram skull, a mummified frog and bat, bladderwort, hedgehog spikes, weasel skulls, a …

“When the conceptual was political”. The New York Times.

By Roberta Smith In December 1983 the Argentine Conceptual artist Marta Minujin and a group of helpers spent 17 days building a full-scale model of the Parthenon in a public park in Buenos Aires. Except for a metal scaffolding, it was made almost entirely of books wrapped in plastic. All the books had been banned by one of the most oppressive juntas in the country’s history, which was just being dismantled after Argentina’s first democratic election in a decade. “The Parthenon of Books/Homage to Democracy,” as Ms. Minujin’s work was titled, stood for about three weeks. Then the public was …