16.03. – 5.06.2011 /from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico
Curated by Gerardo Mosquera
Crisisss, América Latina Arte y Confrontación. 1910 – 2010
This exhibition will travel to the following venues:
• Museo arte del Banco de la República / Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia
(10.07.2011 – 30.10.11)
• Museo Arocena, Colombia
(15.11.2011 – 15.02.2012)
Crisisss… was not a strictly historical show, nor an exhaustive survey, and it did not pursue a country-by-country presentation. Instead, its curatorial vision sought to construct discourse through the show itself, with the artworks—and not curatorial generalizations—as the starting point. It addressed Latin America in all its complexities and conflicts, and emphasized contemporary problems and positions. Confronting hierarchies and totalizations, the exhibition articulated multiple narratives, drives and cross-sectional dialogues through the relationship the works created among themselves and within the context of the Palacio de Bellas Artes’ and the Ex Teresa’s spaces. In addition to six exhibition galleries at the Palacio, additional interior spaces, the building’s façade, and outdoor spaces came into play and incorporated interventions involving the building. Other areas of the show integrated the museum’s famed murals by Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros by interrelating them with contemporary artworks. A creative, playful education space was open to all audiences at the Bellas Artes venue.