Anthropology of the Mule,
04 Nov 2014

Adriana Bustos with the Drug Policy Alliance and the NM Women’s Justice Project

At the Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Join us on Election night for a truly topical panel discussion featuring artist Adriana Bustos, Emily Kaltenbach of the Drug Policy Alliance, Bette Fleishman of the NM Women’s Justice Project, moderated by Julia Goldberg, journalist/KVSF Radio, as a part of SITEcenter.

Adriana Bustos’ drawing, photography and video practice engages investigative and documentary methods of research, evident in Anthropology of the Mule, which draws on the parallel stories of commercial colonial routes of trade and the drug trafficking routes in Latin America. In this project, Bustos undertook fieldwork at the Bouwer Women’s Penitentiary, Córdoba, Argentina and Medellin, Colombia. The works are based on interviews with people involved in the drug-trafficking dynamic, investigators, and local historians. These drawings in particular work as a communicative tool, which offers information regarding the history of colonial conquest.

Bustos was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, in 1965. She received degrees from the Escuela de Bellas Artes Figueroa Alcorta and the School of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, respectively. Her work has been exhibited in the Museo de Sinaloa and in the Centro Cultural de Tijuana (Mexico), the Museum of Latin American Art (USA), Laboratorio de Artes Binarios (Puerto Rico), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Spain), the Phoenix Art Studio (England), the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Museo de Arte Latinamericano – MALBA (Argentina) and the Spazio Oberdon (Italy). She participated in the following biennials:  Ateliers de Rennes – biennale d’art contemporai, France. Istanbul Biennal 2011, Encuentro Internacional de Medellín – MDE11, Colombia (2011), Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina (2009), BIenal de Mercosur, Brazil (2005). She participated in many residencies  all over the world and more recently has done solo projects in ARCO, Madrid, Frize New York and University of Alaska, USA, San Art, Saigon , Vietnam.

The New Mexico Women’s Justice Project (NMWJP) seeks to eliminate a broad range of systemic barriers to social, economic and political justice faced by women, girls and their families in New Mexico.

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Co-sponsored by Wade Wilson Art and Ohori’s Coffee

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, and SITE members at friend and family levels; free with advance reservation for members at the supporter level and above. For reservations call 505 989 1199

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