Exhibition view: From the series Particular Pictographs – Model B, 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany, 2014
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

In her work for the 8th Berlin Biennale, González draws upon memories of signs she saw during a trip to Germany in 1989, warning drivers about the presence of animals on the road. In what might be taken as a functionalist approach to painting, the pictographic art and the synthetic use of the image is reposed to bring our attention the dramatic situation of the inhabitants of rural Colombia, their vulnerability, and the need to formulate a language of care, warning of the presence of dangerous forces, both human and natural.

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