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Liza Ambrossio. Photo courtesy of Oij.org
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Mexican artist Liza Ambrossio exhibits works at PhotoESPAÑA and ARCO

Since June 3, Casa América in Madrid has been hosting an exhibition of emerging Latin American artists as part of the PhotoESPAÑA photography festival.

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The Photography Festival and the International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) at the Palacio de Linares, headquarters of Casa América Madrid, will host the exhibition/performance Blood Orange by Mexican artist Liza Ambrossio for the next two months.

The project is composed of a selection of videos, photographs and performances, which seek to challenge the visiting public to confront their deepest fears, phobias and longings, using a shamanic aesthetic taken from Aztec rituals and mixed with details of Japanese counterculture.

"It is a contemporary portrait of the chaos, appealing to sublimate the emotional death I decided to give to my entire family in order to cure myself of the hatred, rage and sadness I felt because of the macho orthodoxy in which I was raised," Ambrossio said about her work during the presentation of the exhibition.

The tour through the exhibition begins with the mental image of a bleeding orange, and it is from there that the artist makes an innovative and personal bet rethinking spaces, using different shapes and volumes, so that those who come to Casa de América experience a dark context with science fiction sensations, influenced by the author's “lucid nightmares” as she herself defines them.

Blood Orange is an artistic journey full of visual or tactile stimuli, composed of installations of conceptual works on walls, texts overprinted on these same walls, videos, silkscreen prints and sculptures that allow the imagination to fly and so everyone can build their own story.  

Bruno Mayer, curator of the exhibition explains that this exhibition is designed so that it does not need "the narrative fixity associated with the traditional book."

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