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TECLA TOFANO: ARTS POLÍTICA (1973)

MARTA TRABA & MORE
EL NACIONAL, 1973


This article was written in 1973 by Traba, Marta for the newspaper El Nacional. The article was written during the led up to one of Tecla’s most know exhibitions "Lo que comen los que comen". The article begins by expressing the irony of the title because not all “What they eat those that eat” as not everybody in Venezuela at the time did eat. For many it seemed the country was headed towards greater injustices, the rich getting richer and the poor poorer. Tofano expresses disgust at society by grotesque food like vessels with her ceramics and presenting them in the form of a lavish feast – a feast for those who could eat.