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Casa Maauad, Ciudad de México, México
July 9, 2015 – July 30, 2015
Casa Maauad and ArtPlant are pleased to present Back to the Future, a group exhibition including works by Christina Battle, Adán De La Garza, Cristina Ochoa, Dmitri Obergfell, and Sangree.
Back to the Future is an experiment in production. Three artists from Denver, Colorado and three artists based in Mexico City were invited to work together in the same studio in Mexico City for three weeks in order to create new work for a group exhibition.
The production of the work is structured around discussions which reexamine past works and their intentions as well as their perceived failures and successes. It is important for artists to understand their past selves as makers in order to be able to find their voice today.
The challenge of creating a group show in one month adds to the dynamic of the creative process. It opens up each artist to potential risks and allows them the freedom to experiment and fail in a controlled environment.
Back to the Future is an exercise in collaboration as well as an opportunity for critical examination and discussion.
ArtPlant is a contemporary art organization based in Denver, Colorado dedicated to cross cultural exchange. Founded in 2011 with its artist residency program launched in 2013, ArtPlant supports the production of progressive artwork and its discourse by connecting communities around the globe through artist projects. Utilizing its network of relationships including strategic partnerships with other local and international organizations, ArtPlant helps its resident artists acquire the resources, space and expertise necessary to complete their chosen projects, while promoting collaboration and interchange within the city of their residency.
Christina Battle, b. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Adán De La Garza, b. Tucson, Arizona, USA. Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Cristina Ochoa, b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1976. Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
Dmitri Obergfell, b. 1986 USA. Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, USA.
SANGREE (René Godínez Pozas b. Mexico City, 1986. Carlos Lara b. Mexico City, 1985).
Courtesy of Casa Maauad, Mexico 2015
Diego Rodríguez Arce, Natalia de la Rosa