Juan Javier Salazar

Artist from Peru (1955).


Juan Javier Salazar - Photo taken from artmotiv.com

Juan Javier Salazar, a member of E.P.S. Huayco, developed highly ironic work that was critical of the art system and the circulation and commercial nature of art objects.
In 1985, he put together the exhibition Ritual Wash, which made reference to the shipwreck of a city and a country (Lima, Peru) due to an absence of rain, in spite of excessive ambient humidity.
Applying the idea of rain as an act of purification as well as press footage of floods and overflowing rivers in the North of the country a few years earlier, the artist used the wood from a rundown small boat to give shape to these images.

Source: wkv-stuttgart.de.

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