Based at the Lucy Mattos Museum, in the town of Béccar, the exhibition could be visited until October 16 and included more than 30 paintings, engravings and sculptures made since 1950 by this renowned artist and human rights champion.
Some of the pieces that will be exhibited are Eclipse, Paloma (Dove), Homenaje a Kafka (Tribute to Kafka), Mural de la madre tierra (Mural of Mother Earth), Refugiados (Refugees), La muerte enamorada de la vida (Death in Love of Life), La virgen de los cartoneros (The Virgen of the Cardboard Makers) and El ausente siempre presente (The Always Present Absent), among others.
The pieces are about the struggle of peoples throughtout the years and the claims of people in several parts of the world, but especially in this region.
“I want to tell the story of Latin America. I am an artist first, then an activist. Both things merge, my entire work has to do with life, what I do and consider important,” Pérez Esquivel said.
The exhibition shows the claims of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, the situation of migrants and refugees in countries such as Greece and the revolution driven by women at present.
It also addresses the concern about the Pachamama, the effect of the conquest and colonization and the causes championed by communities, among other issues.