Art in Quarantine — João Henriques

UMBIGO invited several artists to reflect on the era we are living in and to think about their artistic production in quarantine times.

Project by the artist João Henriques.

João Henriques, Exit Wounds, 2020. Book mockup, 22,6×28,5 cm

Exit Wounds refers to a forensic term, a perforation of the skin caused by a projectile, such as a bullet, leaving the body. A metaphor to the inner zeitgeist of the times through a body of images, and a title that alludes to the war jargon used to describe the fight against the pandemic of the coronavirus.

“We are not the angel. We are the rubble. We are this pile of scrap.” Hito Steyerl, A Thing Like You and Me

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