Fundacion Proa takes the FORENSIS exhibition, first opened at HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) to Buenos Aires.
Forensis is Latin for “pertaining to the forum” and is the root of the term forensics. The Roman forum was a multidimensional space in which humans and objects participated in politics, law and the economy. With the advent of modernity, ‘forensics’ shifted in meaning to refer exclusively to the domain of law and to the use of science in courts. It became central to the ways states police and govern their subjects, and, through its representations in mass media, a defining feature of contemporary culture. Returning to the wider concepts of forensis, however, this exhibition seeks to unlock the potential of forensics as a public, political practice.
This exhibition presents the work of Forensic Architecture, as a counter-forensic agency that seeks to invert the direction of the forensic gaze in order to confront abuses of power by states and corporations in situations that bear upon political struggle, violent conflict, and climate change.
The exhibition has been extended and will be showing until the 31st January 2016.
Opening: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Curators: Eyal Weizman – Anselm Franke – Rosario Güiraldes
Organization: Forensic Architecture – Fundación Proa – HKW
(Haus der Kulturen der Welt)
Sponsored by: Tenaris – Techint Organization