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Sara Maniero

Sara Maniero, “Mueca de Berenice   Berenice’s Grimase”, 1995, c-prints


During my research on the violence that shook.  Venezuela in 1989 and in subsequent years, I started to take an interest in the role of teeth in the identification of cadavers.  I am fascinated by the human body and its ‘somatic discourse’, the narrative discourse that speak of traditions and experience in Venezuela culture.  The images attempt to reveal a cultural situation with hues of crude social reality and political tension, creating an atmosphere in a utopian place where the characters involved share the same popular myths and history of the country and the state coexist and coincide.

Sara Maniero