Going back to basics – getting back to art (and earrings)

Read Maria Lind's column, from the December 2013 issue

Tania Pérez Córdova, from Things in Pause, 2013, ninth Bienal do Mercosul

There it hangs: a golden earring in the shape of a piece of miniature drooping armour, placed in a tiny hole in a slender triangular metal structure coming out of a corner of the room. The ‘lock’ is attached to the back of the pin; the whole thing hangs just as it would from an earlobe. The earring is alone, separated from its twin. In fact, the separation is temporary; the other earring remains with its owner, who will not use it until…

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