Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
MARGINALIA #21

MARGINALIA #21

Andrew Birk 12/01/2016 – 12/31/2016

Every month Marginalia invites an artist, curator or project to provide a series of images that will serve as the background of Terremoto, in relation to their practice and current interests. At the end of each month, the identity of our guest is revealed and the whole series of images is unveiled.   I woke up in

Marginalia consiste en la invitación mensual a un artista, curador o proyecto a escoger una serie de imágenes para el fondo de la página de Terremoto en relación con su práctica e intereses del momento. A final de cada mes se revela la identidad del invitadx y se pueden descubrir las imágenes en conjunto.   Desperté

Oopart Oopart

Oopart

Pilar Quinteros

Sagrada Mercancía Santiago, Chile 12/16/2016 – 12/30/2016

La instalación que ha desarrollado Pilar Quinteros es el resultado de una idea radical: hacer del espacio de exhibición una zona de excavación arqueológica. Esta idea fue la primera forma de apropiarse de nuestra locación. Sin embargo, no se puede dar cuerpo a una idea más que invirtiendo el mundo de las ideas, esto es,

Pilar Quinteros, Oopart, 2016. Cortesía de Sagrada Mercancía, Santiago de Chile. Pilar Quinteros, Oopart, 2016. Cortesía de Sagrada Mercancía, Santiago de Chile. Pilar Quinteros, Oopart, 2016. Cortesía de Sagrada Mercancía, Santiago de Chile. La instalación que ha desarrollado Pilar Quinteros es el resultado de una idea radical: hacer del espacio de exhibición una zona de

S1699 S1699

S1699

Marco Esparza

Casa Wabi Mexico City, México 11/05/2016 – 01/27/2017

Curada por Alberto Ríos de la Rosa La posición del artista frente a los procesos de formación de un discurso histórico, así como la instauración de un diálogo entre la creación estética contemporánea y el modernismo que le precede son dos de las cuestiones en las que se basa el artista Marco Esparza (Chihuahua, 1986) al concebir S1699. La

Vista de exhibición, 2016. Cortesía de Casa Wabi. Fotografía: Karla Leyva. Vista de exhibición: (de izquierda a derecha) Fantasma, 2016. Cinta adhesiva, plástico para emplayar. 180 x 75 x 5 cm; S1699, 2016. Chaqueta polyester, parche sublimado, manguera para riego uso rudo, cable de acero, etiqueta, agua. Dimensiones variables. Cortesía de Casa Wabi. Fotografía: Karla

Doma Doma

Doma

José Luis Landet

Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo Mexico City, México 11/16/2016 – 01/21/2017

José Luis Landet’s work involves a wide range of operating and assimilating cultural processes crossed by social, political and ideological actions, through which he explores cultural remnants. In Doma, Landet presents the work of South American artist Carlos Gómez (1945-2014), from his epistolary communication with poet Zé Braulio, until his exile to Mexico in 1977.

Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy: Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo. Photo credit: Otmar Osante Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy: Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo. Photo credit: Otmar Osante Construction of a Wall Foundation (detail), 2016. Installation of 11 enameled wood doors, 5 photo slides, 18 magazines, electric installation and 5 works on paper. Dimensions: variable. Courtesy: Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo. Photo credit:

Mercados felices Mercados felices

Mercados felices

Cecilia Barreto

Luis Adelantado Mexico City, México 11/24/2016 – 01/20/2017

  Curated by Christian Gómez This exhibit’s name draws from the personification effect that, on a recurring basis, is made of the behavior of the capital markets. Every time the state of mind in which markets open or close is referenced, the emotion spectrum defines a space for fiction where financial agents and centres, depending on

Is never enough 3, 2016. Técnica mixta sobre lienzo. 140 x 200 cm. Cortesía y crédito de la foto: Galería Luis Adelantado. Is never enough 11, 2016. Técnica mixta sobre lienzo. 121 x 322 cm. Cortesía y crédito de la foto: Galería Luis Adelantado. Vista de la exposición Mercados felices de Cecilia Barreto. Sala 2,

All the water under the bridge, the moon and the stars

All the water under the bridge, the moon and the stars

Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Galería CURRO Jalisco, México 11/17/2016 – 01/20/2017

Alejandro Almanza Pereda (1977) creates sculpture, photography, video, public art and art installations which emphasize our affective bonds with objects through artwork that may seem unstable, immaterial or in the apex of disaster. In All the water under the bridge, the moon and the stars Almanza Pereda presents a new series of sculptures whose artistic discourse

Exhibition view: A glass of fruit, 2016. HD Video. Courtesy of Galería CURRO. Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Galería CURRO. Tinkertoy (Eggs and Balls), 2016. Archival pigment print. 31.8 x 23.42 in. (81 x 59.5 cm). Alejandro Almanza Pereda (1977) produce escultura, fotografía, video, obra en espacio público e instalaciones que enfatizan nuestros vínculos afectivos

Float in a Dark Tank Float in a Dark Tank

Float in a Dark Tank

Keith Boadwee, James Krone & Morgan Mandalay

Yautepec Mexico City, México 11/17/2016 – 01/14/2017

Don’t ask questions, just try this! I’ve never been a fan of enclosed spaces, silence, or the dark for that matter. Inside this chamber, you become the sound. You can hear your heart beating and lungs pumping. My stomach is gurgling louder now. I’m a nervous nelly with A ZILLION questions (will I feel claustrophobic?

Installation View, Float in a Dark Tank, Yautepec, Mexico City. Courtesy of the artists and Yautepec, Mexico City. Photo by PJ Rountree. Installation View, Float in a Dark Tank, Yautepec, Mexico City. Courtesy of the artists and Yautepec, Mexico City. Photo by PJ Rountree. Morgan Mandalay, Portrait of a Painting as Self-Portrait, 2016. Oil and

History is taking flight and passes forever

History is taking flight and passes forever

Edgar Orlaineta

Proyectos Monclova Mexico City, México 11/17/2016 – 01/14/2017

Edgar Orlaineta’s most recent project turns to the notion of Interlocking Sculptures, coined by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) in the 1940s. The legacy of Noguchi, who was born in Los Angeles to a Japanese father and an American mother, is noted for its sculptural experimentation linked to furniture and lamp design, as well as to costumes

Edgar Orlaineta, Anachronic Coffee Table-Moon Dancer (after Isamu Noguchi), 2016. Walnut, wax, magazine (Coronet, March 1953), vintage pin (“JAP HUNTING LICENSE. OPEN SEASON-NO LIMIT”), news clipping (“The moon dancer”, story about a Japanese-American dancer called Yuriko), Measured Time clock and kitchen timer (designed by Isamu Noguchi, USA, ca. 1932). Courtesy of the artist and PROYECTOSMONCLOVA.

Conjetura

Conjetura

Ernesto Ballesteros

Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte Buenos Aires, Argentina 11/16/2016 – 01/13/2017

Ernesto Ballesteros reúne en esta muestra un conjunto de fotografías, monocopias, gouache, collage y muebles que proponen la exploración continua, no como una elección sino como algo inevitable; la construcción de una teoría basada en la intuición. Como en Movimiento continuo (1988-89), donde ampliaba un detalle de sus dibujos, en la fotografía de las estrellas

Vista de exhibición: (al fondo, de izquierda a derecha) Sin título, 2016. Collage y pintura. 261 x 244 cm.; Sin título, 2016. Collage y pintura. 212,5 x 273 cm.; (al frente) Sin título, 2016. Muebles y alfombra. 131 x 184 x 514 cm. Cortesía de Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires. Vista de exhibición,

AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation

AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation

Yong Soon Min

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California, USA 11/19/2016 – 01/07/2017

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) refers to an abnormal network of blood vessels in which arteries connect directly to veins instead of going through a bed of capillaries. In 2010, Yong Soon Min experienced a massive headache —triggered by the stress of a Korean language proficiency exam— that turned out to be a cerebral hemorrhage. The malformed

Yong Soon Min, AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation, 2016. Custom printed vinyl flooring, MDF, steel, paint, acrylic, glass spheres, wall vinyl, site-specific installation. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council. Photo: Ruben Diaz. Yong Soon Min, AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation, 2016. Custom printed vinyl flooring, MDF, steel, paint, acrylic, glass spheres, wall vinyl,