Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio interviews Edgardo Aragon. In the video, Aragon discusses the role of untold histories and violence in his work. 

“In this society, we don’t accept ourselves as who we are.”

Tinieblas (Darkness) shows members of a local band playing a death march while standing on land markers. Each musician was filmed individually, but when the 13 videos are played simultaneously, the collective music is eerily out of sync. The land markers refer to the history of territorial disputes in this region, where violence has tragically escalated in recent years. The images convey a mournful sensibility, underscored both by the sound of the music and by the grandeur of the landscape contrasted with the smallness of human activity.

(via Edgardo Aragón :: AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize)

if you’re at the AGO anytime soon you should make sure to take a peek at this.

A Otras Obras le complace anunciar su septima exhibición, James Benning & Edgardo Aragón. La inauguración será el viernes, 25 de octubre, de 6–10 PM, y permanecerá abierta hasta el domingo, 10 de noviembre. El lugar está ubicado en Francisco I. Madero 1250, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., México. La exhibición fue organizada por curador en residencia Kelman Duran.

Otras Obras is pleased to announce its seventh exhibition, James Benning & Edgardo Aragón. The exhibition will open Friday, 25 October, from 6–10 PM, and will continue until Sunday, 10 November. The space is located at Francisco I. Madero 1250, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., México. This exhibition is curated by resident curator Kelman Duran.

La inauguración será inmediatamente seguida por un afterparty que contará con X-1, y Dziga Vertov (miembros de S.P.E.C).

The opening will be immediately followed by an afterparty featuring X-1, and Dziga Vertov (members of S.P.E.C).

Edgardo Aragón, Tesoro, 2013 (detail). Series of ten tables with digital prints. 36 x 72 x 25 inches each, 91.4 x 182.9 x 63.5 cm each

Edgardo Aragón has new work currently on view at Laurel Gitlen gallery in New York. The exhibition, entitled Treasure, presents intimate portraits of ten families from Mexico City and Oaxaca (including Aragòn’s own) that document the meager jewels they have managed to conserve across generations despite mounting financial pressures. Also on view is a new video work, La Encomienda. 

In this work, a choir of young men performs a baroque composition of mining protest slogans from different Latin American countries. Framed in the opening of an abandoned mine shaft, the young singers are surrounded by the trees that ring the entrance to the cave-like space, and the trickling water that has returned to the mine is audible above their song.

The exhibition is on view through June 16.