Currently the world is facing a social problem that is much more urgent and harder to resolve than the disputes over the physical boundaries between nations: displacement (destierro), understood as the condition of those forced to abandon their country to escape wars or political conflicts. Anish Kapoor’s installation is a reaction to this situation. One hundred tons of earth dyed in a deep red tone occupy a previously passable space, keeping visitors from moving forward, as if under siege. The displacement of earth conditions the displacement of people.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monument to the victims of terrorism in Parque de la Memoria