Daniel Otero Torres @Kestner Gesellschaft
July 15, 2022
“Discover some of Daniel Otero Torres’s Si no bailas conmigo… works at the Kestner Gesellschaft exhibition that other world, the world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model.
These sculptures question historic questions upon the colonization of lands and bodies, next to situations of oppression and transformative relationships with nature. Particularly, one of them presents images of Petra Herrera, a poor peasant woman of indigenous origin, who fought during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), and Aline Sitoe Diatta, (1920-1944) —a Senegalese heroine of the opposition to the French colonial empire, a strong young woman symbol of resistance and freedom— next to an anonymous Amazon of Dahomey, who were front-line soldiers in the army of the Kingdom of Dahomey, a West African Empire that existed from 1625 to 1894. Also, Zapatistas women attires are presented over Kurdish Soldiers details too.
The exhibition searches for a tender narrator based on the work by Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk and her look upon tenderness as a modus operandi for the world in an ontological crisis and doubt, its emergency alphabet of vulnerability, endurance and resilience.
that other world, the world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model is open until Septemer 25, 2022. Don’t miss it!