Latitudes Utópicas [Utopian Places] is an exhibition that brings together the preliminary studies and proposals of twenty artists currently participating in the art project at the Jardín Botánico Culiacán (JBC), the botanical garden of Culiacán, Sinaloa. The JBC project itself was curated by Patrick Charpenel and consists of thirty five pieces specifically planned for the site that are intended to be reflective of the concerns, problems and ways-of-life of the inhabitants of Culiacán. Of the thirty five pieces, there are some that are still in production.
Latitudes Utópicas was planned with the intention —through model mockups, images, videos, and some of the actual art pieces— of offering the public an introduction to the extensive art project to be found at the botanical garden. Through the works and the materials on display, this exhibition aims to convey to the viewer an experience akin to that of a visitor of the garden, while at the same time demonstrating the process that an artistic project of this nature and magnitude undergoes.
The works exhibited in Latitudes Utópicas also presents the opportunity for viewers of different cities to approach a project that was developed in Culiacán and to explore some of the recurring conversations in Contemporary Art.
Elevated platform and glass
Wolkswagen Sedan 1993 model, struck against a parota tree
Construction waste, grass Stenotaprhum secundatum
Concrete and steel
Steel structure and climbing vines
1,527 metal shovels made from 1,527 firearms donated by the people of Culiacan to be used to plant 1,527 trees
5 photographies, diasec mounted on dibond
66.93 x 87.01 in
Dimensions 64.57 x 83.1 each, unframed
Vinyl, paint and aluminium
Unique piece + 1AP