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Pedro Reyes. Return to Sender

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Pedro Reyes (*1972, Mexico City) uses sculpture in projects that often expand into the social, incorporating processes of participation and elements that lead to collective and individual agency. Having worked with weapons in the past, he is interested in addressing the systemic problems of the arms industry within a pacifist framework. In the new production to be presented at Museum Tinguely alongside Disarm (2012 – present), he has repurposed gun parts to make music boxes that perform fragments of tunes from the countries where the guns were produced. Both establish a conversation with Jean Tinguely’s Mengele-Dance of Death from 1986.

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Pedro Reyes, Disarm Music Box (Karabiner/Matter), 2020
Pedro Reyes, Disarm (Mechanized) II, 2014,  Installationsansicht Museum Tinguely
Pedro Reyes, Disarm Music Box (Glock/Mozart), Disarm Music Box (Beretta/Vivaldi), Disarm Music Box (Karabiner/Matter), 2020, Installationsansicht Museum Tinguely, (v.l.n.r.)
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