Tania Pérez Córdova: Smoke, nearby
Mexico City–based artist Tania Pérez Córdova (Mexican, b. 1979) creates sculptural compositions that are imbued with hints of an active contemporary life put on pause. A borrowed gold earring is suspended from a bronze cast, it's owner left with one earring; a stranger's SIM card is embedded in a terra-cotta slab, rendering their cellphone unable to take calls. Through these objects, which the artists calls "contemporary relics," Pérez Córdova underlines how unremarkable situations can be compelling acts associated with the complex infrastructure of social or economic relationships.