maqueta para el monumento (model for a monument), 2011, pia camil
‘Model for a Monument’ is a scaled copy of an existing monument in “La Plaza de las Tres Culturas” in Tlatelolco, Mexico City. The monument commemorates the inauguration of Mario Pani’s modernist housing complex Nonoalco de Tlatelolco (1958-1964). The passing of time and the events that took place in the plaza have marked the monument and left it as we perceive it today in a state of total abandonment and deterioration. Those imperfections were integrated into the marble piece in an attempt to go back in time and propose a new model for the monument that takes into account its own history.