Mariana Castillo Deball
Q Takeki Maeda
Xavier de Maria y Campos
Fabrizio Leon Mejia
Mexican and non-Mexican
Tensta Konsthall presents the Paris-based curatorial bureau Toasting Agency and the exhibition Galería Sentimental.
Conceived somewhere between Europe and Mexico, Galería Sentimental is a non-representative exhibition showing international artists both Mexican and non-Mexican. Among other qualities, the works share a certain self-irony and a chaotic multi-layering, something they have in common with the country that serves as the backdrop for this particular event, Mexico.
The focus of this exhibition is on how some contemporary artists, as explorers or tourists in society, navigate between the anarchic signs, imagery and tales that a place like Mexico keeps producing both nationally and internationally. It looks at how this raw material can be appropriated both as an imaginary and concrete ground from which to develop artistic practices and agendas that extend beyond contextualized interpretation.
The artworks and interventions presented at Tensta Konsthall tackle with various formats and disciplines, ranging from exhibition design (with a specific intervention in the space of Tensta Konsthall by architect and designer José Rojas), sculpture (Adriana Lara), photojournalism (Diego Berruecos, Fabrizio Leon Mejia) and anthropology (Mariana Castillo-Deball, Miguel Calderon).
The exhibition will also reconstitute excerpts of the ongoing curatorial project initiated by Perros Negros (http://www.perrosnegros.info), from which the title of the exhibition is borrowed*. And in order to further confront or entertain mythologies and fantasies, the exhibition also includes works produced around the trope of Mexico by Europe based artists Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Karl Holmqvist and Michael Roy.
*Galería Sentimental is a project initiated by the Mexico City production office Perros Negros at Galeria Comercial in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2007.
Participating artists: Diego Berruecos, Mariana Castillo Deball, Miguel Calderón, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Daniel Guzmán, Karl Holmqvist, Adriana Lara, Xavier de Maria y Campos, Fabrizio Leon Mejia, Ricardo Nicolayevsky, Perros Negros, José Rojas and Michael Roy.
See pics from Diego Berruecos workshop October 29 and from Cumbia Covers Workshop with Adriana Lara and Raul del Cana October 31!
Thanks to: The Mexican Embassy, SRE, Södra Teatern, Pasegüero, Instituto Cervantes, Your Wallpaper and Diabolaget.
Also check out this exhibition at Instituto Cervantes.
Exhibition assistants: Mathew Newton, Fredrik Karlsson, Anna Åhlund, Anna-Karin Holtz, Ellen Khatchadorian, Matteo Arnone, Nicolo Sandri
Special thanks to: Mats Stjernstedt, Raul de la Cana, Francisco Javier Sirvent, Svetlana Doubin
Image: Video still from La Discipula del Velocimetro by Miguel Calderón
November 1, 2008 – February 15, 2009
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