Pedro Reyes is active/lives in New York / Mexico. Pedro Reyes is known for social theme installation sculpture, performance.
Biography Pedro Reyes
The following review is from The New York Times.
Doomocracy’ Puts the Politics of Fear on Display in Brooklyn
By Randy Kennedy, October 6, 2016
The artist Pedro Reyes is a biting social critic whose pieces often hold out hope — in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary — that things will get better.
In Palas por Pistolas (“Shovels for Guns”), in 2008, he set up a program that allowed residents of Culiacán, Mexico, a city devastated by shootings, to trade in their guns for food stamps or household appliances; the guns, more than 1,500 of them, were melted down and turned into shovels. In a 2013 work with similar implications for good but a much higher threshold for rethinking, he came up with
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