A solo exhibition by Rosa Maria Baquero at Matchbox Studios in Wellington, New Zealand. Exhibition Runs Tuesday 9th- 21st July 2013. This art exhibition is a polemic against social injustice affecting Colombia.
It primarily focuses on two series:
‘Product of Colombia‘: 1.6 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day and Colombia is the third largest coffee producer the world. However, growers receive 7-10% of the retail price of coffee in supermarkets. Whilst this exploitation has reached public awareness there is now a growing sense of acceptance.
‘Las Negritas’: Portraits critiquing the racial stereotypes prevalent in Latin American mass media. Colombia has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world with a racialised class system that promotes informal separation of ethnicities which is further compounded by the reinforcement of prejudice through the Media.
*Matchbox Studios. Level One. 166 Cuba ST . WGTN http://matchboxstudios.co.nz/
Congratulations Matchbox Studios! A great event! If you have the chance, visit it, Yareah Magazine readers!
Art is Everywhere!