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Anonymous Gallery, Ciudad de México, México
February 9, 2018 – March 10, 2018
Participating artists: Anouk Kruithof, Clive Murphy, Cristina Tufiño, Eamon Ore Giron, Fernando González Gortázar, Isa Carrillo, Jippies Asquerosos, JIS, Kristin Reger, Marie Strauss, Roxanne Jackson, Santiago Merino, Yeni Mao.
San Isidro’s Still attempts to link, through a particular setting, the sphere of art with the world of entheogens. San Isidro, in this way, refers to the common name given to hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico. Connections between such states of intoxication and art as instigators of profane insight, new perceptions, ritual encounter, and ludic explorations are addressed, historically, through different creative processes. The exhibition continues a long tradition of such explorations through the art of the twentieth century – individuals including Antonin Artaud, Henri Michaux, and Rudolf Steiner; just to mention a few. The artworks in this exhibition deal with notions related to the cosmos, archaic and symbolic forms, the spirituality of the natural world, the architecture of geology and minerals, sacred geometry, and the relation between the microcosm and macrocosm. The materiality and solutions of the artists’ works adjusts and reinforces the exhibition’s perspective. San Isidro’s Still gathers works from artists of different generations—from Fernando González Gortázar to Cristina Tufiño; from different geographies – Anouk Kruithof (Netherlands) to José Ignacio Solózano (Guadalajara, Mexico); and explores their relationships between one another and the broader universe.
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