Natural History

Solange Adum Abdala

2012 - 2011

The natural history museum located in the city of Lima is managed by the National University of San Marcos, directed by the Ministry of Education of Peru.

The photographic point of view of the sequence marks an attentive and distant visual language, being objective to the direct recording of the condition of the presented space. Where it is evidenced how in Peru, it is still not possible to accommodate the adequate development for spaces related to the different types of cultural manifestations. In which the common denominator is to adapt existing spaces to the needs, instead of create the space according to the structure and requirements appropriate to your specific purposes. The photographs seek to demonstrate the break between the museographic space, and their respective exposure standards, contrasting with the exhibition bodies themselves, seeking a reflection on the forms of exhibition of the study of the natural world.

The series Natural History, besides documenting the austere conditions of the public cultural apparatus of Peru in recent decades, as well as the apathy of the spectator that has been generated over time, becomes an analogy of our innate semblance, a reflection of our own natural history, the neglect of objects and space become a reflection of a current social characteristic, of austerity and indifference.

Also, speculations arise, questions in reference to the current stillness of what was a living being and that is now seen as an object of exhibition. How, even though they are dead, they simulate eternal life, the perpetual body and that they are still victims of the deterioration generated by the corrosion generated by the elements of nature.

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