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La Revolución de los Sartenes

La Revolución de los Sartenes

Primary Title:Revolution of the Frying Pans
Artist: Sergio Tapia (American, born 1972)
Date: 2007
Medium: carved and painted wood and stainless steel pans
Dimensions:
22 7/8 × 14 3/8 × 17 in. (58.1 × 36.5 × 43.2 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of John Robertshaw III, 2014
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2014.7.1
Description
Sergio Tapia’s work is rooted in the santero tradition of New Mexico, but, like his father, Luis Tapia, Sergio has put a contemporary spin on this tradition by addressing contemporary issues as well as religious imagery. La Revolucion de los Sartenes is the artist’s response to the 2006 popular uprising in Oaxaca, spurred by the government’s violent response to a teachers’ union strike. One aspect of the uprising, which lasted 7 months, was that women took to the streets to protest, banging their pots and pans as a means of expressing their resistance to then Oaxaca Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Tapia monumentalizes this moment with a heroic female figure standing on top of the vehicles of the women’s protest: a trio of pans.
Not on view