1990 / Contingent bodies

Location: Center for Social Studies, Santiago, Chile.

Date: May 4, 1991.

Event: The exhibition Cuerpos Contigentes (Contingent Bodies)

Documentation: Leonora Calderón

Other People/Associations: Lotty Rosenfeld, Diamela Eltit, Rocío Ramos. Manuel Torres, Natalia Babarovic, Victor Hugo Bravo, Carlos Montes de Oca.

Institution: Centro de Estudios Sociales (CESOC)

Description: On May 3, 1990, the Yeguas del Apocalipsis intervened in the exhibition Cuerpos Contingentes, organized by the visual artist Lotty Rosenfeld and the writer Diamela Eltit in the art gallery for the Center for Social Studies (CESOC), located on Esmeralda Street in downtown Santiago. The Yeguas del Apocalipsis appeared at the opening in wheelchairs pushed by Rocío Ramos, themselves naked, covered in plastic which was then wrapped with barbed wire and stuffed birds. Their intervention aimed to reframe the title of the piece, alluding to the HIV-AIDS epidemic. A press note from the era describes the piece as an allusion to Frida Kahlo.