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Ruberta, Los Angeles, California, USA
September 10, 2017 – October 22, 2017
El eje del mal is the inaugural exhibition at Ruberta, a new collaborative exhibition space in Glendale shared by Galería Agustina Ferreyra (Mexico City / San Juan), Lodos (Mexico City), Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City), CARNE (Bogota), and BWSMX (Mexico City). Each year, Ruberta will play host to one group exhibition involving all of the participating galleries, followed by five successive two-month residencies, one for each gallery.
The exhibition features works by emerging Latin American artists Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Adriana Martínez, Mariana Murcia, Diego Salvador Rios, Sangree, and Cristina Tufiño.
Each of the artists involved navigates the complex terrain of Latin America’s colonial legacy and its more contemporary manifestations within a consumerist society. Their tactics are diverse and often borrowed from other disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and theater, but are tied together by a shared interest in a pop-cultural vernacular.
El eje del mal will remain on view through October 22nd, 2017, and is part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
Diego Rodríguez Arce, Natalia de la Rosa