Plane Crash in the Square by Said Dokin

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Located in the heart of the Plaza del Aguilita in Mexico City, adjacent to a squatter camp, is an urban intervention by the artist Said Dokin. Entitled “Avionazo en la Pazuela” (“Plane Crash in the Square”), Dokin’s work consists of flying paper plane wheatpastes on the surrounding buildings in the square, resulting in a 3-D installation metal and fiberglass plane landing in the center.

In the words of the artist, “This intervention is a way to make a satirical reflection on the mechanisms of threat and power in which we are engaged, the political farces and scenarios created at the expense of the suffering and disruption of others. You may be asked for some within spheres of power, to destroy people, buildings, communities, as if it were a game, the movement of a chess piece or throw a dart on a cork. The piece is part of a curatorial exercise of Claudia de la Garza, called Habitar: No autorizado (Living: There is authorized) that aims to explore the impact of art forms in the urban environment by creating things that directly influence our daily life”

via Wooster Collective

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