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(Through June 13, 2015)

Milena Bonilla: Low-Intensity Operations


Site Under Construction

Installation Views of Milena Bonilla: Low-Intensity Operations, 2015. Photo Credit: Kelly Barrie.

Milena Bonilla: Low-Intensity Operations
Curated by Victor Albarracin

Low-Intensity Operations is the Colombia-born, Amsterdam-based artist Milena Bonilla's first solo show in the United States. The exhibition brings together, for the first time, various bodies of work produced by Bonilla over the past decade that trace interactions between nature, politics and cultural production. Since the early 2000's, Bonilla's work has explored the dichotomy of the Aristotelian categories of Physis (nature) and Logos (reason). An impossible desire to exert control over this relationship results in political armatures that, above all, seek to limit interactions between systems of living entities. Through a rich repetoire of Marxist references, Kafkian absurdity, and scientific witchcraft, Bonilla opens spaces of revolt to stand against this structural separation between the master and the beast. By using a heterogeneous lexicon that joins science, literature, economy and architecture, her work generates uncanny maps and improbable free zones where every surge becomes a sort of insurgency. In this tension between macro-political brutality and pervasive gestures of natural and linguistic resistance, Bonilla confronts our biased considerations distinguishing life, thought and action. Bonilla has articulated an expansive narrative through her projects, which this exhibition makes legible for the first time. Low-Intensity Operations stages her installations, including two newly commissioned works, as if they were chapters of a single book about life-form, power, territory-making and language-presenting them as a connected exploration.


Carlos Amorales: A Film Trilogy

Curated by Kris Kuramitsu

June 10th - 11th, 2015


June 10th Schedule

Amsterdam (2013)

Running Time: 21 mins

The Man Who Did All Forbidden Things (2014)

Running Time: 40 mins

June 11th Schedule

The Eye Me Not (2015)

Running Time: 50 mins

Carlos Amorales in conversation with Dr. Josh Kun, Associate Professor, USC

Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication