DEATH GOES GOOD ON ME, 2006

Performance

Eugenio Echeverría

Director, Centro Cultural Border

2012

 

 

Writing on others' works is as risky a business as it is potentially interesting. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of the exercise is the act of forcing oneself to observe the work, seeking to uncover the nuances and truths which make it revealing and unique.

 

The works of Alejandra Baltazares are not an apology for woman's role as an esthetic agent, nor are they a critique of society's demands.

 

Alejandra's works focus on everyday practices for the creation of beauty, through a narration focusing on its raw materials, obeying that which is dictated by its own esthetic. Independently of the fact that the result of applying these materials or resources on an individual is socially accepted as beautiful or not, the artist reveals that the process itself, the ritual alone, contains beauty in the mere fact of seeking to evoke it.