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Andres Serrano, Torture


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The “Torture” series is conceived as a reflection on the concept of torture and its evolution down through centuries. Andres Serrano questions the disturbing schizophrenia of our contemporary societies.
In this new series, Serrano takes on the role of the artist searching for new tangible forms of representation, but also the symbolic role of the executioner, as though to get as close as possible to the inexpressible. Beginning with a methodical study of objects and machines devoted to torture since the Middle Ages, where each new discovery is envisaged as a disturbing still-life, he then focuses on symbolic places of torture, from prisons to the Stasi’s interrogation offices, and the death camps, to finish by an attempt to represent mental torture.