Arte & curiosità dal mondo

Tate Modern – “Réquiem NN” by Juan Manuel Echavarría with Fernando Grisalez

Artist: Manuel Echavarría (Colombia), with Fernando Grisalez
Title: Réquiem NN
Year: 2006–2013
Installation view at: Tate Modern, London
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Each of these prints captures two moments, months or years apart. They show graves in the cemetery of Puerto Berrío, a town on the banks of the Magdalena river in Colombia. For decades, the site has been the resting place for unidentified bodies found on the shores of the river. They are rescued by the villagers of Puerto Berrío and buried in the town cemetery. They are known as ‘NN’s ‘Nomen Nescio’ or ‘No Names’. Echavarría spent years visiting the site, gaining trust and permission from the community…
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