• Teresa Margolles, 127 bodies, 2006

One of Margolles’ most important works, “127 Bodies” was created for a solo exhibition by the artist at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf. It is a string over 33 metres in length, made up of 127 surgical suture threads that were used to sew up the bodies after performing post mortems on unidentified victims of street violence in Mexico City. This minimalist installation brings to mind works by artists like Mirosław Bałka or Alfredo Jaar, which humbly deal with tragedy and trauma.

Year: 2006
Medium: surgical suture threads
Format: 3350 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Peter Kilchmann
Index: MSN:4300-27/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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