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The Abuse of History

Héctor Zamora

Cidade Matarazzo

Cidade Matarazzo

“I do not think there is anything that is functionally—by its very nature—absolutely liberating. Liberty is a practice. […] If one were to find a place, and perhaps there are some, where liberty is effectively exercised, one would find that this is not owing to the order of objects, but, once again, owing to the practice of liberty”. Michel Foucault, in an interview with Paul Rabinow. Héctor Zamora creates large works that often re-articulate the physical characteristics of a specific urban or architectonic environment. His work produces structures that increase or highlight the social traits or patterns of a specific place. The artist frequently uses materials that have a particular resonance within that locale.

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  • Title: The Abuse of History
  • Creator: Héctor Zamora
  • Date: 2014
  • Type: performance
  • Rights: Courtesy of the Artist, Galeria Fortes Vilaça e Lula Buarque de Holanda

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