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José Luis Arroyo Robles and Marco López Valenzuela present "Atlas Semper Construens" at Aberrante, Mexico

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
September 5, 2020 – October 10, 2020

Aberrante is an independent contemporary art space managed by José Luis Arroyo Robles and Marco López Valenzuela. It’s located in the south of Morelia, in the state of Michoacán. It was conceived as a response to the lack of spaces that show and think contemporary art in the city. They decided to establish the gallery outside Morelia’s downtown, in order to escape the dynamics that the Center dictates. They are interested in working from the city’s periphery, in finding different ways to encourage dialogue, while working on new ways of doing things.

Atlas Semper Construens is the name of Aberrante’s exhibition program. It aims to be a meeting point for contemporary art practices taking place in Morelia. The platform is activated through exhibitions, and physical and digital encounters.

While they work with the spectrum of the Atlas —a document that pretends to reunite all of the available content around a topic, but as soon as it is published it becomes obsolete, in the sense that knowledge is in constant production— we also try to problematize the idea of the book, and think about it as an object that is in constant construction. Therefore, every event is a chapter of the Atlas, even if the final document isn’t a printed book. In that sense, we are interested in looking for new ways to build knowledge, rethinking the relationships constructed between cultural agents and artistic production, and exploring the possibilities of contemporary creation in the city where we inhabit, Morelia.


Pamela Pineda Viñas, Vito Valverde Ángeles, Víctor Eduardo Bibián Calderón, Alexia Maricruz Chacón Estrada, Hillary Enríquez Díaz, Eduardo García Márquez, Regina Guillén Aguilar, Marta Cecilia Miranda Gómez, Daniela Navarrete Paniagua, Mayra Yudith Núñez Ortega, Susana Ortiz de la Vía, Virginia Rico Meneses.


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