Mondongo Collective – by 3 Argentinian artists
Juliana Laffitte [b. 1974]
Manuel Mendanha [ b. 1976]
Agustina Picasso [b. 1977]
The Skull Series [2009 / plasticine] The trio of artists from Argentina who formed the Mondongo Collective – Augustine Picasso, Manuel Mendanha and Juliana Laffitte – use the skull in their work as a potent political symbol. Against a backdrop patterned to evoke information technology, the skull cap combines the architecture of European and American power with the fairy tale form of a gingerbread house, while the jawbone features small houses evoking the slums near Argentinian cities. A small series of books from western literature and numeral for two billion seperate the neoclassical and richly fantastic architecture of top portion from the poverty depicted in the lower portion of the colossal skull form.