Artists: Horacio Zabala & Eduardo Kac

Spaces of Repression and Liberation
May 15 – June 21, 2014
Henrique Faria
New York, USA

Spaces of Repression and Liberation is a dual exhibition of historical works by Horacio Zabala and Eduardo Kac. Both artists were working during tumultuous periods, one in Argentina and the other in Brazil, near the end of dictatorial regimes. As societal and political limitations bore down upon civilians, artists sought alternative modes of creative expression as a means to continue developing artistically while, importantly, responding to the harsh realities of their current situation. Through their different series of works, Zabala and Kac explore the effects that authoritarianism, censorship and violence had on the body, identity and individuality.

*Image: Horacio Zabala, Anteproyecto de arquitectura represiva, 1973. Pencil on paper, 12 3/5 x 18 in. (32 x 45.7 cm) each. (Detail)