THERE ARE NO ITEMS
Author: Kurt Hollander
Binding: “Silkscreened plastic; 3 versions: yellow, pink and orange”
Size: 15 x 19 cm
Language: Bilingual (ENG-ESP)
Publication year: 2008
€19.00 $25.00 MXN150.00
The Sonora market in Mexico City is known locally as the “witchcraft market,” and sure to have whatever remedy the soul or the body needs. It contains the greatest concentration of shamans, santeros, practitioners of voodoo, and natural remedies in the world.
Writer and editor Kurt Hollander, in his singular tour of the Sonora market takes us past stalls piled up with an infinite variety of powders, lotions, and incense which, with their brilliant colors and kitsch illustrations, assure us they will help us to find work, love, or money, or protect us against evil spells.
This volume contains many images that show in detail the pop aesthetic adopted to advertise this merchandise, but a glance at the instructions and prayers that accompany the products reveals a darker world of economic, emotional, and sexual suffering.