Identity - La Playa

Studio One • 1 June - 15 June

Hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat
Where 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
  09 376 3221
Artists Azahara Gómez
Theme Exhibitions


Ruin is the secret soul of every construction -  R. Smithson, 1972.

La Playa is an abandoned hotel in Ciudad Juárez, border city in Mexico. During the years of violence that shook down this region, federal police settled on it. With this Project Azahara wanted to explore Ciudad Juarez, getting away from the images we already know. Questioning about what remains, temporality, the leftovers and the absences through a hotel’s architecture which, by definition, is a transit place and not one of permanence. Searching the midpoint between memory and oblivion.

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Azahara Gomez; La Playa 122



La Playa 122 by Azahara Gomez