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A-1 53167
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Aníbal López (A-1 53167) has always questioned the more or less hidden rules and practices of regimentation of political and economic authorities. This is why he began his activity as an artist, having himself be known, not by his real name, but by his passport number, an alphanumeric code for government categorization that reduces the uncontrollable individuality of the person to an orderly and classifiable sequence.
He has carried out numerous public actions in Guatemala and in the commercial spaces of art galleries, emphasizing the pervasive action of control and authoritarian tendencies. For example, on the occasion of his exhibition at the Play Gallery in Berlin, in 2004, armed guards prevented the public from interacting in any way with things or other people, under the peremptory invitation of a sign that read: “Do it right!”. [...]
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