El Amarillo Representa el Oro (2018)


As a child we are told that the yellow in the Venezuelan flag represents the gold and the wealth of the land.

I use glitter in a failed attempt to represent gold. Black bodies were considered a kind of capital around that time, we could be sold or traded as a commodity, but what is the worth of black bodies in modern times? Latin America and the Caribbean suffers from a collective amnesia where many of its afro descendants try to remain distant from their African roots by denying their ancestry, by denying their past.

I stand In the coast covered in gold. I am the representation of an ephemeral monument.

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