Aragon, Edgardo b. 1985 / Efectos de Familia
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about this work
Efectos de familia is a series of self-referential performances documented on video in which Aragón directs his brothers and cousins (children) to re enact scenes from their own family history, related to organized crime.

Inspired by a microhistory of Aragon's family’s involvement with organized crime, abusive pursuit of land ownership, and involvement in social corruption,  it is an insider’s analysis of someone seeking to discover how much a society can be corrupted under the disaster of the national economy. The 13 videos are brief episodes in this history, a sort of choreography with specific rules: long takes to frame the nature of the actions without any editing, a fixed camera for theatricalized actions,and, in the case of re enactments, a close following of the action to show a minor detail, like the killing of a relative. Ultimately the episodes are different rituals, games, and punishments that manifest the conceptual notions of crime and survival.

Edgardo Aragon (b. 1985, Mexico)

Efectos de Familia, 2007-2009

13 videos of approx. 27 minutes
Edition 5 of 5+ 1 AP
Variable - video work:
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Provenance:
Proyectos Monclova Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico  Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M VideoLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Group Show
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA
May 2013

CINELATINO 25èmes Rencontres de Toulouse
Toulouse, France
March 2013

Fotofest Exhibition
Houston, Texas, USA
February 2013 - March 2013

Official selection
FIDMarseille, Marseille, France
July 2012

Solo Projects by Rey Akdogan, Edgardo Aragón, Ilja Karilampi, and Caitlin Keogh
MoMA, New York, USA
June 2012 - September 2012

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial)
Istanbul, Turkey
September 2011 - November 2011

Family Effects
Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
April 2010

publications

Tanya Barson, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, María Minera, Contemporary Art Mexico
TransGlobe Publishing (Catalogue), 2014, pp.53

Karina Velasco, Enfrenta tus miedos en Efectos de familia, un documental de Edgardo Aragón
Cronica.com.mx (Online), 21 February 2013
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Dominic Paul Miller, Interview with Edgardo Aragon
(Online), September 2012
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Madeline McLean, On View This Summer at MoMA PS1
Daily Serving (Online), 16 June 2012
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Narcos, Feral scapes and Art on the Radio: Edgardo Aragón; “West is More”; Xavier Cázares Cortéz; Ra
notes on looking (Online), April 2012

Interview with Edgardo Aragon
Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial) (Online), 2011
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