Mexican artist who shines bloody light on drug violence on fourth plinth shortlist

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Teresa Margolles one of six Trafalgar Square contenders to make ‘strikingly international’ list

A Mexican artist whose work powerfully and sometimes bloodily shines light on the violence of drug-related organised crime in her country has been shortlisted to produce work for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Organisers of one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary public art commissions revealed a shortlist of six artists. Two will be chosen and announced in the summer, with their work unveiled in 2022 and 2024.

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