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Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City

Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City
CHICAGO  •  Museum of Contemporary Art  •  Ongoing

Over the last ten years, Mexico, and Mexico City in particular, has become a thriving hub of contemporary art activity that has had an international impact.

German performance artist Joseph Beuys's idea of social sculpture, translated into the Spanish escultura social, is used as a multivalent point of reference: the works are all socially engaged, they draw connections between people, animals, and nature, they revisit conceptual practices/actions from the 1960s, and promote a demystified and democratic idea of artmaking.

It includes site-specific, performative and ephemeral projects in addition to videos, photographs, and installations by several artists, including Maria Alós, Carlos Amorales, Julieta Aranda, Gustavo Artigas, Stefan Bruggemann, Miguel Calderon, Fernando Carabajal, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mario Garcia-Torres, Daniel Guzman, Pablo Helguera, Gabriel Kuri, Dr. Lakra, Los Super Elegantes, Nuevos Ricos, Yoshua Okon, Damian Ortega, Fernando Ortega, Pedro Reyes, and dynamic young architect Fernando Romero.

Museum of Contemporary Art Web Site

Contact: 220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: (1) 312 280 26 60

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