The "Torture" series is conceived as a reflection on the concept of torture and its evolution down through centuries. Andres Serrano questions the disturbing schizophrenia of our contemporary societies. Although torture is in fact banned by the 1949 Geneva Convention and the United Nations Convention Against Torture, it is still employed by 81 governments. In this new series, Serrano takes on the role of the artist searching for new tangible forms of representation, but also the symbolic role of the executioner, as though to get as close as possible to the inexpressible.
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