Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

L1050203 Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Nayda Collazo-Llorens, REVERB, Installation View.

Medios y Ambientes includes the work of eight artists who use and expand notions of space to challenge the preconceived limits of objects and artistic mediums. Working in diverse techniques and media such as painting, photography, mixed media sculpture, video, architecture and installation, the work proposes the spectator relationship as a central theme by creating diverse environments of total immersion.

This work refers to history, history of art, social subjects, and new technologies. Through dialogues concerning the relationship of subjectivity and the collective, reconsideration of the quotidian object, and expansion of material use, they propose a new way of interacting with our surroundings.

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Magdalena Fernández, 1H0008 Homenaje a Helio Oiticica.

Charles Juhasz Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Charles Juhasz, Tu-tu.

The selected artists live and work in the United States, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. They have achieved international recognition and share a global perspective. Few have exhibited their work in Mexico, which presents the opportunity to show them in this Latin American capital and contemporary art center. Some of the artists will create in situ projects inspired by the local surroundings, the museum architecture and history.

Guerra de la Paz Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Guerra de la Paz, Installation View.

The exhibition gives an opportunity to reflect on how the artist and the context of the exhibition have questioned and repositioned the art object in contemporary art. These challenges for the viewer, derived from Marcel Duchamp’s influence, have been present in Mexican art of the last decades. This exhibition gives a forum to compare the approach of international contemporary artists, to the proposals of Mexican artists.

At the same time that we consider the sculptural object, the exhibition also includes oil paintings and photography, showing the two-dimensional object in reference to space and how that relationship and dialogue can play a similar role as a sculpture. Without a doubt, the dialogue that the installations present, with the public and the surroundings, will leave a lasting impression.

-Laura Roulet

Angela Bonadies1 Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Angela Bonadies, Palacio negro / Palacio de Cristal.

Irene Clouthier Medios y Ambientes at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Irene Clouthier, Installation View.
Images provided by Laura Roulet.

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