the neutral space of art



“The neutral space of art [was used] to create a public place that allowed people to sort through their past pains and concepts and imagine reconciliation. . . . It is also true that to call something ‘art,’ and through this challenge the social landscape, is to create a ‘new’ territory. For a brief period of time, at least, the new was neutral.”

SL

En torno a “La Piel de la Memoria”, un proyecto de Suzanne Lacy y Pilar Riaño-Alcalá de 1999. En el barrio de Antioquia en Medellin, un autobus-museo que exponía objetos recolectados entre todos los vecinos, objetos que de algun modo represenatsen su trauma ante una situación de violencia permanente.