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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Currently Hanging: Adream de Valdivia's Reproducible Death Shroud

Posted by on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Fathers Funerary Mantle, 54 by 76 inches, by Adream de Valdivia, at Bherd Studios.
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  • Father's Funerary Mantle, 54 by 76 inches, by Adream de Valdivia, at Bherd Studios.

Seattle artist Adream de Valdivia—originally from Tri-Cities—made this mantle, traditionally used to wrap the dead, to honor his father and also other family members lost to cartel violence in Mexico. The symbol-heavy images appear to be applied mechanically, as if commercially printed. Rather than detracting from the work, its easy reproducibility acts as a grim promise of the continuing output of the War on Drugs.

The piece is at Bherd Studios, part of the group show 2nd Amendment: A Visual Dialogue. A full review will appear in next week's paper.


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Yeah! Go, Pedrizzle!!!
Posted by Totalpukoid on June 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM · Report this
"easy reproducibility"?

what the heck is that supposed to mean?

I am assuming this piece is inkjet printed on fabric- and that would mean every "Glicee" print, every print in general, every video piece, every online artwork, every photographic print, hell, about 90% of art today that is outputted thru a digital device, is just exactly as "easily reproducible" as this is.

Its a cool piece, and it doesnt matter how it was made.
Posted by CATSPAW666 on June 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM · Report this

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