UNTITLED (Havana, 2000) : Tania Bruguera at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
Untitled (Havana, 2000) was created for the 2000 Havana Biennial. Inside a darkened tunnel, mashed fermenting sugarcane is piled several inches high on the floor, and its sweet-and-sour smell is pervasive.
Cerith Wyn Evans at Museo Tamayo: First monographic exhibition in Mexico
CERYTH WYN EVANS
For this exhibition at Museo Tamayo, Cerith Wyn Evans addresses the material and the immaterial through the transformative effects of light, sound and the phenomenological experience of space.
Julia Kurek: A body intercepted by images of power
Undoubtedly, the body as a material, language and theme of contemporary art, is preceded by a social theory that has been used as a questioning of the vision of the human being according to conservative positions on the creativity of artists. In this sense, America, a territory altered by a dominant Eurocentric structure, is a […]
VISITS : Diurna by Magdalena Prado
There are several concepts that fight to achieve the place of the first sense when I enter to “Diurna”, the current exhibition of the Chilean visual artist Magdalena Prado at Museum of Decorative Arts. Concept not in that academic deformation, but in what makes me nod my head, go through the space and strive to focus […]
“About the Encounter with the Other” : 5 subjects with Juan Castillo
Castillo. Juan. There is a background behind him. From the dark times, those in which you could not go around saying what it was thought. From the times when you distrusted even of your shadow like the mothers who lived those days would say. From the times where there was a gag; real for […]
Belligerent Narrative : Notes about “Antichrist”
The artist mixes the vampire with historical information regarding “Operation Albania”, which occurred in the winter of 1987, when the CNI murdered twelve members of the FPMR.
Showcase : Alejandro Leonhardt
“CLOUDS AND TEARS”: Michael Sailstorfer at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA
The German artist and sculptor and recently winner of August Macke Prize of the Hochsauerlandkreis 2017 is showing at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA the exhibition “CLOUDS AND TEARS” radiating around what Sailstorfer calls a «solar cat».
Good Practices: About the 15th Istanbul Biennial “A Good Neighbour”
THE 15TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL X ANA ROSA IBÁÑEZ
The curator duo Elmgreen & Dragset spent the past two years developing the concept of “good neighbour”, which was defined before the storms caused by Brexit, Syria, Palestine, Trump, and let’s sob.
27 Indices on the Litho-body (Corpus): based on Nona Inescu’s exhibition “Lithosomes” at Exile Gallery
How can the body politic, and the body of letters, and the body of mortal creatures be subscribed into a single concept: that of a collection of individual parts brought together for a larger function.
Learning to read with John Baldessari: First survey in Latin America at JUMEX Museum
Using devices such as visual puns, word games, quotations and instructions, the artist employs a wry humor that, beneath the surface, touches on deeper truths regarding how we communicate through culture, and how art might reinvent itself.
A Not Recent Review: Nicolás Grum
“Obras no recientes” (Not recent works) is an exhibition that DOES NOT bring the latest production of the Chilean artist, nor does it have a curatorship. It attends simply to the motivation of being able to exhibit works with some years already, and not giving up to the rhythm and pressure of the artistic apparatus.
“ZONE” by Tim Plamper: Re-covering Time
A peculiar characteristic of this new body of work of Tim Plamper is the exploration of physical experience and of nudity, reconsidered beyond the symbolical clothes left in a precarious balance between desire and cruelty.
Berlin’s Edge is Over, Here comes the New Art Market
BERLIN ART WEEK
Berlin Art Week signals the end of the summer and the beginning of a new art season for galleries, institutions, and independent spaces. Berlin audiences had plenty to look forward to this year with a brand new fair structure, the reopening of…
Amalia Valdés : Geometries of a Journey
AMALIA VALDÉS X ANA ROSA IBAÑEZ
The first image of Amalia Valdés I am able to summon from my memory is from Taller Bloc (Santiago, Chile), during her residence there in the year 2014. I remember her bent over her work table, producing what I believe were her first pieces that manipulated aluminum. At that moment, I didn’t know I wanted […]
Ana Mendieta : The Allure of the Faraway Foreigner
ANA MENDIETA X CARLA GARLASCHI
Why would the work of a Latin American artist be of such interest here? In fact, the guides at Bildmuseet have been explicitly instructed not to mention, or comment on the circumstances of Ana Mendieta’s death…
patti smith + sonora 128 : café la habana sessions at kurimanzutto
For its seventh edition, the public art project Sonora 128 presents Patti Smith. A poet, artist, and performer, Smith returns to Mexico City with the Café La Habana Sessions. Inspired by the idea that a café is not a place, but a state of mind, Smith continues her reflection on the act of artistic creation and the alchemy […]
Linnæus in Tenebris : The exotic laboratory of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
“Linnæus in Tenebris” is the first solo show of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa at Musée d’ Art Contemporain de Bordeaux CAPC, who has known transforming the friction in morphic and symbolic displacements full of color where they can quoting from naive aesthetics to baroque art.
Trumpian Times: When the society and the art are thinking all over again
A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ
Even the most expert experts could not have predicted Trump’s election. The world of art, is today with the obligation not to make politics only doors inside, but outside as well.
FORMASOBREFONDO A group show curated by Willy Kautz
FORMASOBREFONDO proposes a review of contemporary formalist aesthetics. This group exhibition at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is grounded in the dissolution of the formalism/conceptualism dichotomy.
Carla Garlaschi’s Laberinto de Ilusión Satirizes the Art World at the End of the World
BY CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ
“Laberinto de Ilusión” resembles the typical Latin American telenovela in other spectacularly clichéd ways, too. Rather than advance through proper plot and character development, Garlaschi’s narrative unfolds the use of stereotypes and binary oppositions.
Winged Power: Interview on “Free Fall”
After premiering in Mexico City last January, the film Free Fall by visual artist Miguel Calderón in on view at the Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, and Luhring Augustine, New York. About this work Ángels Miralda talked with the artist.
Why FAUST still KEEPS RUMBLING ME
A PERFORMANCE BY ANNE IMHOF AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Its particularity is that it does not want to be a reflection of the life and reality as such, but as they are being transformed and transgressed in a time where anguish, fear and anxiety are characteristics as normal as the awakening itself.
Particles of Dust : Frank Ammerlaan at Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam
Upstream Gallery presents Particles of Dust, a solo exhibition of new work by Frank Ammerlaan, where a new paradigm shift took place.
(Español) El Agua volvió a la Tierra en Meteoritos y a la Luna en Cometa
(Español) CLAUDIA MÜLLER
(Español) La artista chilena Claudia Müller ha venido trabajando con el agua y el tiempo desde hace un tiempo. En su última muestra en la Galería Die Ecke revisita esta obsesión.
“Don’t Shrink me to the Size of a Bullet” : HIWA K at KW Institute of Contemporary Art
KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Schering Stiftung present “Don’t Shrink me to the Size of a Bullet” by artist Hiwa K, winner of the Schering Stiftung Art Award 2016.
Showcase : Mel DeWees
“Films in Sheep’s Clothing” : The first solo show in Italy of John Smith at ALMA ZEVI Gallery
“Films in Sheep’s Clothing” is the first solo show of John Smith in Italy exhibited by ALMA ZEVI Gallery in Venice, showing the work made between 1976 and 2015.
Showcase : Cristina Garrido
(Español) GALERÍA WEEKEND : Visibilizar el Arte Chileno Contemporáneo
(Español) PAUL BIRKE PARA GALERÍA WEEKEND
(Español) Entre el 5 y el 7 de Mayo Santiago de Chile tendrá su primer Galería Weekend, donde todas las galerías inaugurarán exhibiciones en un mismo día. Es una nueva experiencia donde las personas podrán conocer en terreno el galerismo y el trabajo de nuestros artistas.
(Español) Notas de Atenas : El Templo de lo Fútil
(Español) POR CARLA GARLASCHI
(Español) El desorden de la información, sumado a viajes a Medio Oriente y Norte América en las dos semanas anteriores me anticipó a un estado de disociación.
Concept and Painting : Robert C. Morgan at PROYECTOSMONCLOVA
Morgan is an undisputed authority on conceptual art. PROYECTOSMONCLOVA with the exhibition “Robert C. Morgan: Concept and Painting” highlights Morgan’s vibrant artistic achievements through a survey of his dedicated studio output.
A Minimal Maxim: Major Survey of Robert Ryman in Mexico at Museo Jumex
The exhibition brings together five decades of Ryman’s paintings from the 1950s through the 1990s. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Latin America.
Spaces : SAGRADA MERCANCÍA
Located in the República neighborhood, Sagrada Mercancía is inserted as a place where research and hallucination are mixed to investigate the processes rather than a result.
Doble Fondo : Tercerunquinto at MONCLOVA
In their latest solo exhibition “Doble Fondo (False Bottom)”, the Mexican artist group Tercerunquinto takes on their research into public space and its visual languages. Again the idea of the public wall space serves as the starting point.
(Español) Showcase | Claudia Müller
(Español) Construyo circuitos para el movimiento y descenso de los fluidos y que paradójicamente contienen lo incontenible, lo que se escapa, lo que no se puede tomar ni detener: el tiempo.
“The preliminary condition required for propelling workers to the status of “free” producers and consumers of commodity-time was the violent expropriation of their own time.” -Guy Debord, “Society of the Spectacle”.
OROXXO : The supermarket of art and the capitalist game of Gabriel Orozco at kurimanzutto
(Español) El artista mexicano propone un juego de logos y reglas de mercado contrapuestas, como dos formas de entender un mundo capitalista que colapsa y se expande continuamente.
DOCTOR LAKRA : Globalized Narratives of a Mythified Pop Culture
The particular work and visibility of Dr. Lakra come from the tattoo tradition, and has mixed it with the collection of different objects that are born of mythical narratives that coexist with a globalized imaginary.
History is Taking Flight and Passes Forever | About the deconstruction and friction in the history
EDGAR ORLAINETA AT PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
“History is Taking Flight and Passes Forever” starts from a story, from a moment. Sculptures, objects, installations invoke to look at the same problems that persist from that history, taken and resignified by Edgar Orlaineta.