Text presentation at Open Call, Faculty of Action presents Performance Gossip - this is important! at Nordic Guest Studio Malongen. October 15th *In collaboration with Natalie Högstrom* Text: Rossana Mercado Rojas Interpreter: Natalie Högström Audio: Hatrapadah Ku (beat Copa 38 B)*Embodiment of women * Political REsistance
"a violence that acts through silence" When #GalleriMajkens was allowed to set out Rossana Mercado-Rojas challenging art at ABF Stockholm it felt like the perfect collaboration. But only hours after the opening, a furious abf management closed down the entire exhibition. Macarena Olmos Dusant tells a story about the power of the public room, about unpaid work and how a picture of a uterus was so provocative that it was covered over. #Kultwatch https://kultwatch.se/2019/04/17/abf-stockholm-stangde-ned-utstallningen-hysteriska-historiska/
ungovernable (emotional excess) Statement: Rossana Mercado-Rojas Statement – Hysteriska Historiska Rossana Mercado-Rojas Hysteriska Historiska is a project that started approximately one year ago after the invitation from Gallery Majkens. This exhibition was my second solo show in a gallery space after many years. The past eight years I have been working mainly in public spaces… Continue reading My words
(En Español, abajo) Open letter denouncing censorship of the Hysteriska / Historika exhibition (Nov. 29 - Dec. 13) by Rossana Mercado Rojas on November 30. This letter serves to denounce the censorship of the Hysteriska / Historika exhibition by the Peruvian artist Rossana Mercado at the ABF-Stockholm, in the Swedish capital. We want to express… Continue reading Open letter denouncing censorship of the Hysteriska / Historika exhibition
"Hysteriska Historiska is an exhibition showcasing Mercado-Rojas work but also a holistic view on appropriate actions: With the visual language of a colorful celebration rather than a sterile gallery space the works visualize patriarchal power structures that have an impact on the artists own life, work and practice. It is undeniable that the majority of the work is inspired by historical and contemporary pains and struggles of female figures – Mercado-Rojas own struggle of gaining custody for her child or the struggle of women who have become objects of physical violence. By negating to answer these oppressions with the same violence, through transformation into an artistic intervention, Rossana Mercado-Rojas presents an optimistic outlook – grounded in the very same solidarity ABF Stockholm is presenting on their website" Text by Marie-There Luger
Gallery Majkens collective board statement On the evening of Friday 30th of November, one day after the official opening of the show, Galleri Majkens was contacted by ABF Stockholm and ordered to take down the whole exhibition with immediate effect. In a following phone call, Galleri Majkens was informed that they had broken ABF´s rules… Continue reading Rossana Mercado-Rojas feminist exhibition about institutional violence against women has been abruptly cancelled by the show´s host ABF-Stockholm.