Vernissage: 06. Juni 2019 - 19:00
Openig-special: FCL COCOS-TACOS #fondationcocolafayette
Ausstellung vom 07. Juni bis 06. Juli 2019
Öffnungszeiten: Mittwoch bis Freitag 15.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
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Madeline Jimenez Santil
Jose Eduardo Barajas
Alma Saladin & Marco Rountree
Paloma Contreras Lomas
Daniel Aguilar Rubalcaba
Organized by Maximiliano León, Andrew Birk and Lukas Willmann.
presents the work of twenty-six artists based in or associated with Mexico City for the first time in Vienna.
The show brings a selection of active agents in the field, from artists to music collectives, to map out the extent of this diverse network. Creating their own structures outside of insititutionalised formats, artists and creatives have found that mutual recognition and generational support are the most effective ways of achieving visibility and
In a place with a polarized and unstable socio-economical base, and during times of attention as currency, true cooperation appears as the only way that the independent parts can benefit from the force of the whole. In the last few years Mexico City has experienced an internationally acclaimed boom as a result of a multi-faceted net of factors. Balancing a delicate equilibrium of safety for outsiders, and a violently corrupt reality, the mega city is on its way of becoming a world capital for culture and tourism, mirroring successful capitalist models but - literally - built on shaky ground.
Integrating the affluence and influence of internationalism through the waves of artists and young professionals floating in and out of Mexico as one very specific type of global tourism, the creative scene in the city looks very different now than it did in the 90s. The question is, how does a particular idiosyncrasy survive processes of exoticization in the market of identities, while thriving in a world of new demands?
Fotos © Corinne L. Rusch