In Arqueología política, the artist photographed a series of signs and emblems for Mexican political parties that had been painted on rocks, a longstanding form of political advertising in public spaces. The images, taken in states near Mexico City, are from 2000, just before Vicente Fox of the Partido Acción Nacional was elected to the presidency.
In a country where partisanship is measured in almost filial loyalty, seeing these blotted-out traces set against humdrum landscapes invites us to rethink the role of politics and its association with citizenship and the imaginary.
MINERVA CUEVAS (1975)
Arqueología política, 2000
16 digital prints on rigid aluminum structure