Eduardo Villacis is an artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist in Ecuador who combines history, political commentary, humor, and contemporary cultural critique in his works.
His last exhibition at Bert Green Fine Art in 2006-07 was “Smoking Mirror” in which he posits an alternative history following the landing of Columbus on the shores of the Americas. Instead of a European conquest of Aztec culture, Villacis envisions Columbus taken prisoner, his navigational tools examined and used to embark on an adventure to subdue and colonize a new world which will be renamed “Amexica.” This installation was a mock historical museum, complete with artworks, artifacts, and historical fragments of a vanquished people who once called their land “U-rop.” With this ambitious project, Villacis reflects on racism and the manipulation of religious beliefs as ideologies of conquest and as tools of deceit.
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Las Puertas del Mundo
Archival Pigment Print on Watercolor Paper
Edition of 10
22 x 17"
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