Daniela Ortiz

(Cuzco, Perú, 1985)

The rebellion o the roots, 2020

Series of 15 paintings acrylic on wood
20 x 30 cm

(ENG) The paintings depict a series of situations in which tropical plants, that have been kidnapped from European botanical gardens and greenhouses, are being protected and nurtured by the spirits of racialized people who died in the hands of European racism. These plants find their own way to confront and make justice in regard to those politicians responsible for institucional and structural racism.

(CAST) Las pinturas representan una serie de situaciones en las que las plantas tropicales, que han sido secuestradas de los jardines botánicos e invernaderos europeos, son protegidas  y alimentadas por los espíritus de aquellas personas racializadas que han muerto en manos del racismo europeo. Estas plantas encuentran su propia manera de enfrentarse y hacer justicia con respecto a los políticos responsables del racismo institucional y estructural.

 

Installation views at the exhibition "Not Fully Human, Not Human at All", 2020. Kunstverein, Hamburg. © All images: Fred Dott.