“New York-based artist Manuela Viera-Gallo was born in Rome to politically-exiled Chilean parents, and later grew up herself in Chile. Her point of view has, since then, been strongly shaped by the social and political violence that has affected the history of most Latin American countries. One of her recent works titled Pentagon, consists of a “basket” of wooden pigeons with their heads replaced by explosives and megaphones standing on a pentagonal wooden coup. Viera-Gallo’s piece mocks the U.S. Department of Defense.”