Madre – Marisol Mendez


Setanta Books, 2023
Softcover, 25 x 17 cm
84 pages, color photographs
English and Spanish text

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‘Mother’ represents an exploration of the feminine that struggles with dogmatic and reductionist religious and cultural interpretations that confine women to the image of the holy Virgin Mary or the sinful Mary Magdalene. Interweaving Andean folklore and Catholic iconography, the book highlights the complexities of contemporary Bolivian identity. On some archival images from the family album depicting female relatives, the author intervenes to subvert their original meaning or add a new layer of symbolism, as if they were a bridge to reconnect with her matriarchal lineage. After spending hours having conversations with subjects about one-dimensional representations of femininity, the result is a collective protest in the face of unfair representations that erase the nuances of what it means to be a woman in a country that retains a past of colonization, patriarchy, and intertwined faiths and religions.

Weight 1 kg
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