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Carlos Motta, by Andrew Berardini / ArtReview

Carlos Motta

Andrew Berardini looks at political history and sexual repression in the work of the Colombian artist

By Andrew Berardini

Nefandus (still), 2013. Courtesy Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; Instituto de Visión, Bogotá; and Mor Charpentier, Paris Hacia una historiografía homoerótica #7, 2013. Courtesy Instituto de Visión, Bogotá Hacia una historiografía homoerótica #7, 2013, (drawn by Gata Suba and Carlos Motta). Courtesy Instituto de Visión, Bogotá Naufragios (still), 2013. Courtesy Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; Instituto de Visión, Bogotá; and Mor Charpentier, Paris

Tucked into the trees just beyond the lapping blue waves of a tropical sea, imagine a naked shaman pausing to gently pull a cock out of his puckered mouth and let out a long and portentous sigh. He’s just sighted, cresting a distant horizon, the first masts of strange ships. Though unknown to him, they’re Spanish caravels captained by Christopher Columbus. The first people who met Columbus, the friendly and peaceful Lukku-Cairi or Lucayans of the Bahamas first contacted in…

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