The exhibition presents together for the first time contemporary Mexican art by women from the Daros Latinamerica Collection (Zurich). The works of the artists on show engage with the concept of mexicanidad—of Mexican national identity—and challenge the traditional roles and social spaces assigned to women and minorities by the prevailing hierarchies. Using different media, the artists overthrow the existing order of everyday life and routines which trap women in a labyrinth of traditional archetypes. Topics such as life and death, the violated body, identity, migration, nature and the metropolis are critically examined and discussed in their works.
Without Restraint presents 35 works including photographs, video, obsjects and installations by Ximena Cuevas (1963), Claudia Fernández (1965), Teresa Margolles (1963), Betsabeé Romero (1963), Maruch Sántiz Gómez (1975), Teresa Serrano (1936) and Melanie Smith (1965). The exhibition was curated by Valentina Locatelli, from Kunstmuseum Bern.
The Daros Latinamerica Collection, based in Zurich, is a comprehensive private collection of contemporary art from Latin America. It includes over 1,200 works by 120 artists, comprising both individual works and groups of works in all media and genres, created mainly from the 1960s to the present day.
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