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Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, California, USA
May 9, 2015 – June 6, 2015
Steve Turner is pleased to present Exterminio, a solo exhibition by Oaxaca-based Edgardo Aragón which will feature a 13-minute video and related collage, photograph, drawing and sculpture. They relate to a secret program conducted by the Mexican government in the 1970’s during which corpses of political dissenters were dropped from airplanes into the Pacific Ocean.
Edgardo Aragón was born in Mexico, and his work invites reflection on the history of violence in his homeland. Deeply engaged with political and social histories of Mexico, where he was born and still lives, his video and photography often document performance and sculptural interventions against landscapes that appear at once serene and foreboding. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC), Mexico City; MoMA P.S.1, New York; and the Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles.