In 2006 the presidents of Brazil and the United States made political alliances and / or use their influence with the media to take their advantage for their reelection. At the same time, the president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, modified national laws with the same re-elective aspiration their fellow president had. The behaviors of these three main heads of state ended up giving them additional periods of four years each, keeping them in power for two consecutive presidential terms, which produced a total of eight years of the same “progressive” "democratic" thoughts and / or "peacemake" political actions on these national territories. This political behavior creates what we now recognize as the phenomenon of re-election in the continent. Since it most Latin American countries entered the rise of reelection, which has spread to other political positions, such as senators and mayors. The most extreme example of the consequences of this official policy is in Venezuela, a country where the government of Hugo Chavez, re-elected "cleanly" 3 times since 2000, remains in power after 14 consecutive years, now with Nicolas Maduro as Chavez's predecessor.
In 2006 Marilyn Monroy performed three videos in which appears singing the happy birthday, the parabens and el cumpleaños in honor of the three presidents, celebrating their re-election, and just like her predecessor did, she was a little drunk. With this tribute Marilyn sends a kisses and dedicated, with all her love, these videos to the heads of state who make continuing the neoliberal (or not) itch of eight years.
3 Channels Video Installation
Mounted for Monroy's living cliche since 1984 exhibit
During the solo show Monroy's Living cliche since 1984 viewers could participate in this interactive installation of Marilyn Monroy series. People who wished could send a picture of their own self-wearing one of the three wigs, installed at the space, and re-forming his own version of Marilyn. Everyday the emailed photos were printed and add to the installation.
Photo part of the installation
Photos took by audience members and send to the artist
Boldness is Girl's Best Friend
This presentation gather fragments of four videos done by Marilyn Monroy from 2006 to 2014.
The eight year ea(it)ch from 2006
Talks about serbian artist from 2011
Declaration of love to Kosuth from 2012
Boldness is girl's best friend from 2014