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Pia Camil participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019

Pia Camil participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019

The 2019 Aichi Triennale will feature Pia Camil's Telón de Boca, a large-scale textile work comprised of music band t-shirts and speakers. These garments were collected via an exchange with the public in the bartering tradition of tianguis "El Chopo," a street market for alternative culture and music which was originally located on the current site of Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, where the work was first exhibited. 

Camil’s formalism approach is the gateway to a wide range of assignations and reflections on alternative economic relationships, trading systems, consumerism, geographic transits, and traffic of goods (the t-shirts are produced in Latin America for the United States market and the surplus is resold as bundles in Mexico City street markets called “pacas”). The installation includes 24 speakers that are integrated into the t-shirt neck holes and will be activated and used as a stage for different events programmed by the Triennale organizers such as concerts, talks, etc.