Anish Kapoor's 'Destierro' is a Statement About Argentina's History

 - Jun 20, 2017
References: dezeen
'Destierro,' an art installation on display the Parque de la Memoria in Argentina, is a statement about the dark political history of the South American country. Designed by British artist Anish Kapoor, the three rooms that make up Destierro each symbolize different aspects and emotions associated with the remembrance of the military regime that ruled Argentina from the mid-seventies to the early eighties.

The eponymous main exhibit in Destierro features a massive pile of loose earth died in an intensely bright red pigment. On that pile of earth sits a replica backhoe, which is itself died a saturated purple hue. The exhibit, which is in the biggest room in the Parque de la Memoria, is meant to represent the millions of lives that were upended by the reign of the military junta in Argentina.