Since seven high-ranking drug baronswere arrested in Ralph Lauren polo shirts, product piracy has been booming: everywhere in Mexico cheap imitations of the well-known shirts with the polo-player are finding a welcome market. Anyone wearing such a shirt could be a narco, a member of one of the powerful drug cartels that are now a state within the state.
More than 70,000 people have been murdered during the bloody clashes between the cartels and the police and military. Nevertheless, narcotráfico, drug trafficking, has developed into a widely admired lifestyle in Mexico: drugs and weapons, power and masculinity, violence and death, fast money and short happiness have created their own pop cultural expressions. This exhibition exposes the travesty of narcocultura and directs the visitor’s view of violence and misery behind the glittering façade.
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