Conjuring Capital

San Art is pleased to present ‘Conjuring Capital’, a group exhibition inspired by the resourcefulness of six contemporary artists who challenge the time invested in labor as an exchange value that justifies and determines wealth. Participating artists include Adriana Bustos (Argentina), Christopher Myers and Hank Willis Thomas (USA), Nguyen Hong Ngoc (Vietnam), Sudarshan Shetty (India) and Than Sok (Cambodia). These voices come from the Global South, a complex set of geographies that endure the residual affect of coloniality and its current neoliberal face. Encompassing video, sculpture, installation, painting and drawing,...

An artist’s method

Adriana Bustos’ drawing, photography and video practice engages investigative and documentary methods of research, evident in ‘Proyecto 4×4’ which looks at the lives of horses that belong to people who recycle cardboard in Argentina; to ‘Anthropology of the Mule’, which draws on the parallel stories of commercial colonial routes of trade and the drug trafficking routes in Latin America. Since 2012, she has been working on a project consisting of a series of maps titled ‘Imago Mundi’. These works have established a methodology of an info-graphic discourse, where images (data)...

Adriana Bustos

Adriana Bustos (b. 1965, Córdoba, Argentina) is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts Figueroa Alcorta and Psychology at National University of Córdoba. The investigative and documentary nature of her art, embracing photography, video, performance and drawing, challenges the representation of social histories and their physical and psychological routes of value. She has participated in many residencies and exhibitions all over the world, most recently ‘Latin American Roaming Art’, NC Arte, Bogota, Colombia, 2013; ‘Beasts of Burden’, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA, 2012; ‘The Dialectic City’, San...