Erika Diettes

 Shrouds


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Black and white
digital photograph
Silk printing
7.48 x 4.4 ft.


Shrouds

2011

Black and white portraits of women who are victims of armed conflict in Antioquia, Colombia, taken as they describe the dramatic experiences of the murders of their loved ones, which they have had to witness and survive. The photographs were taken at the climax of the account, hence freezing in time an instant of deep sadness, which the artist sets on a fine silk canvas, recalling the Christian reliquary – The Shroud: the agony of Christ, the Passion and the Piety. It is because of this that throughout multiple instances, this work has been exhibited in the context of sacred sites, thus generating a dialogue between sacred architecture, the space for prayer, and the image of the artist. The dialogue process with the victims during the photo shoots and ulterior exhibit additionally become a progressive healing amid the victims’ grief.

 

 

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Exhibits

 

Kosciol oo. Jezuitów, ul, Szewska
(Capilla Jesuita)

POZNAŃ [POLONIA] 2014

St. Canice Church

SYDNEY [AUSTRALIA] 2014

IHM Retreat Center Chapel

SANTA FE, NM [USA] 2013

Mining Exchange

BALLARAT [AUSTRALIA] 2013

Iglesia de Chiquinquirá (La Chinca)

SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA [COLOMBIA] 2012

Templo El Señor de las Misericordias

MEDELLÍN [COLOMBIA] 2012

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

BUENOS AIRES [ARGENTINA] 2012

Capilla de Jesús Resucitado

BARICHARA [COLOMBIA] 2012

Capilla de Los Remedios

SANTO DOMINGO [REP. DOMINICANA] 2012

Ex Teresa-Arte Actual

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO [MÉXICO] 2012

Trinity Episcopal Church

HOUSTON, TX [USA] 2012

Museo Iglesia de Santa Clara

BOGOTÁ D.C. [COLOMBIA] 2011