Photo: Courtesy of César Martínez
Decodification of Symbolic Monuments or “Monumientos” to the Status Quo
An ephemeral and temporary decodification of historic and emblematic monuments in Santiago (Chile), seeking a new reading, interpretation, and assessment of them, interfering in the processes of social circulation in which their meanings form and act, creating new conceptual relations between political art and public space.
César Martínez (1962) works to tackle different economic, social, and cultural issues that have arisen in the last few decades. From a logic of provocation, critique, and disturbance, he uses multiple media to confront topics such as the social surfeit against a failed system, the failure of institutions, and globalization.