Claudia Martínez Garay (b. 1983, Ayacucho, Peru) lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Martínez Garay’s proposal comprises two feet carrying a ceramic bowl filled with corn and potatoes. From the skyscrapers above, only the food is visible; from the Spur, the two brown feet that carry the food appear. Martínez Garay’s proposal references Moche and Inca cultures, whose art is relegated to ethnographic museums, and the people who lived in what is now the Americas upon the arrival of the Spanish in the 1400s.
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