Rastros y Vestigios

“When we think about the end of a civilization, we start with the remains that it left behind. Regardless of the circumstances that led or could lead to the disappearance of a culture, its vestiges enable us to hypothesize about the customs, events and ideologies of given moments and eras. This exhibition originates in precisely this idea of imagining a set of works of contemporary art as signs that can give an account of our civilization. The pieces in the show have all been selected because they are constituted as uninhabited scenes or objects in disuse that contain or give shape to traces that are subject to interpretation. To a certain extent, archaeology is the model of this inquiry, insofar as it alters the original condition of the artifact in question, turning it from a mute object into a witness to a whole social and cultural environment. In the manner of an inventory of cultural fragments from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these works are put up for consideration as testimonies to a broad network of meanings—economic, political, social, cultural and ideological— that determine the work of art. The exhibition is thus posited as a speculative exercise for an observer who is alien to our time and culture, a potential archaeologist from the future who would resolve to explain the issues and contradictions of our time.”

  • Curated by Tatiana Cuevas
    Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Guadalajara, Jalisco). 28/02/15-21/06/15
    Museo Amparo (Puebla, Puebla). 25/07/15-19/10/15
    Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Ciudad de México). 27/04/16-21/08/16
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