Readings of the Apparently Invisible. An essay on Spectroscopies: Memory and History at the MUAC Mexico CityWednesday, June 29th, 2011
Video Still from Untitled, Juan Pablo Macías. Courtesy of the artist.
Spectroscopies was conceived as a critical response to the commemorative furor that pervaded the cultural production and consumption in Mexico (because it was imposed) during the years 2009 and 2010. Whether it was because they were included in the corresponding exhibitions of the official celebrations for the start of the struggle for Independence of Mexico (1810) and the beginning of the revolutionary struggle for the establishment of a representative democratic government (1910), participating in the institutional activities associated with it, or because their labor was required for the realization of mass entertainment, very few members of the diverse artistic communities of the country were indifferent to the “centennial fever.”[...]