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Carlos Castañeda: El Arte y la Muerte

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Carlos Castañeda is a young printmaker and visual artist from Aguascalientes, Mexico. He works from cadavres and pictures of violent death. The first part of this video explores briefly images of death in art across eras and cultures. Then we interview Carlos at an opening of a recent exhibition and take a look at his work.

La Santa Muerte

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The hottest popular religion, the Santa Muerte, descended from old legends with a hint of Cuban Santaria, is visible in markets and neighborhoods throughout Mexico. However its link with the narco traffickers has created controversy and it has been repeatedly condemned by the Catholic church which continues to be a huge power in this society. The narcos I think are attracted to the imagery, our friend here explains the “white” side of this religion and why the misunderstandings.

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