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S-culture in Resistance

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:38 Written by MUMA
 
For several years, Natalia Eguiluz has addressed various problems concerning women in Mexico. Her work involves a criticism of what is referred to as “female” and the prevailing consumerism, individualism, sexism and social inequality and injustice. Eguiluz argues that women represent the power relations in today’s capitalist societies, while her sculptures, drawings, paintings and videos consistently feature women, using irony as a resource to critically assess current living conditions. Series such as Besieged Reality (2007-2008), The Illness of Princesses (2005-2006), FM Women (2004-2005) and The Body as a Cultural Construction: Cclichés of the Feminine (2003-2004) refer to this.

At the moment, Eguiluz is working on the project S-culture in Resistance, which questions the injustices resulting from the capitalist system more directly . The images displayed in this space are drawn from this project, including Mexico 2010, which depicts the fragmented body of an indigenous woman in shackles, referring to the slavery that the neoliberal, neoliberal, capitalist system has imposed on us as a country. On the shackles are the word oligarchy and the logos of multinationals such as Monsanto, Glodcorp, Repsol and Coca Cola, national companies such as Televisa, and the political parties PAN and PRI.

This piece followed a reflection on the bicentennial celebrations of the Mexican independence and the centenary of the Mexican revolution, and was displayed at the exhibition Anger/Desire (2010). The work epitomizes Eguiluz’s project S-culture in Resistance and denounces the prevailing class inequality, exploitation, pillaging, neocolonialism, imposition, racism and sexism in contemporary Mexican society, a whole population enslaved by the oligarchy. Eguiluz is also exhibiting works such as Silence, composed of three white sculptures modeled from dough, recalling the phrase “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”, which questions these complicit silences, the individualist, indifferent attitude and simply the lack of action in the face of the inequality and injustice that Mexicans face daily.
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