Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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

Miss Universe Miss Universe

Miss Universe

Chelsea Culprit

Yautepec Mexico City, Mexico 07/07/2016 – 09/09/2016

Silver crowns, butterflies, smashed tiles and neon question marks floating above. Painting becomes 3D, better than any blow up doll, like sculpture, graphic and alive. We’re on the other side of the looking-glass, and the subject of painting, one of those naked models we’re so used to looking at and calling “nudes”, turns around and

Silver crowns, butterflies, smashed tiles and neon question marks floating above. Painting becomes 3D, better than any blow up doll, like sculpture, graphic and alive. We’re on the other side of the looking-glass, and the subject of painting, one of those naked models we’re so used to looking at and calling “nudes”, turns around and

Fingerprints of the Gods

Fingerprints of the Gods

SANGREE

Et al. etc. San Francisco, California, USA 07/23/2016 – 08/20/2016

Presented by Yautepec After the stars were formed in massive dense clouds of molecular hydrogen and the Earth’s crust had cooled, the unknown came rolling into our end of the milky way and our consciousness became aware. They came from the upper atmosphere, flesh and blood beings who were looked upon to have created plant

Presented by Yautepec After the stars were formed in massive dense clouds of molecular hydrogen and the Earth’s crust had cooled, the unknown came rolling into our end of the milky way and our consciousness became aware. They came from the upper atmosphere, flesh and blood beings who were looked upon to have created plant

MANCA MANCA

MANCA

Calixto Ramírez

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 02/01/2016 – 03/19/2016

Photo: Fabiola Menchelli Courtesy of Yautepec, Mexico City

Fotografía: Fabiola Menchelli Cortesía de Yautepec, Ciudad de México

Bad Faith Bad Faith

Bad Faith

Ryan Perez

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 10/22/2015 – 12/19/2015

The actor Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast & The Furious films, was born in Glendale, California. Walker’s ancestry was primarily English, mixed with German, Swiss, and Irish blood. However, his close friend and screenmate Vin Diesel, affectionately called him “Pablo.” Ryan Perez, as a teenager growing up

El actor Paul Walker, mejor conocido por su papel como Brian O’Conner en las películas de Rápido y Furioso, nació en Glendale, California. La ascendencia de Walker es principalmente inglesa mezclada con un poco de sangre alemana, suiza e irlandesa. Sin embargo, su amigo cercano y co-estrella, Vin Diesel, le llamaba de cariño “Pablo”. Ryan

Texas Contemporary 2015 Texas Contemporary 2015

Texas Contemporary 2015

by Andy Campbell Houston, Texas 10/01/2015 – 10/04/2015

There’s a 1931 Gershwin love song whose first verse goes like this: Blah blah blah blah moon Blah blah blah blah above Blah blah blah blah croon Blah blah blah blah love Perhaps you already know where I’m going with this. The song is both knowing and droll, letting a listener in on the fact

Brandon Vickerd, Sputnik Returned, 2013, acero inoxidable, 60 pies x 12 x 6 pies. Cortesía de Texas Contemporary y Art Mûr. Hay una canción de amor de Gershwin 1931 cuya primera estrofa dice así: Blah blah blah blah moon Blah blah blah blah above Blah blah blah blah croon Blah blah blah blah love Tal vez usted ya

wetworks wetworks

wetworks

Tomás Díaz Cedeño

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 05/20/2015 – 07/25/2015

There are nine sculptures which comprise Tomás Díaz Cedeño’s first individual exhibition at Yautepec. The sculptures are nearly identical. Each sculpture measures two meters high by eighty centimeters wide, its profile a slight three centimeters. Each sculpture features a sheet of pigmented dental plaster, draped like pale flesh over a stainless steel support structure electrostatically coated in that

La primera muestra individual de Tomás Díaz Cedeño en Yautepec está conformada por nueve esculturas casi idénticas. Cada escultura mide dos metros de alto por ochenta centímetros de ancho, con un perfil de apenas tres centímetros. Cada escultura presenta una capa de yeso para ortodoncia pigmentado, envuelto como piel pálida sobre una estructura de acero inoxidable recubierta electroestaticamente

Untitled Unit Until the Lit Let the Litter Untitled Unit Until the Lit Let the Litter

Untitled Unit Until the Lit Let the Litter

Anibal Catalan

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 02/07/2015 – 04/11/2015

It was one year ago today that I saw the light.  Or eleven years ago. 1, 11, 111. It’s all the same, really. I was trying to make sense of something, I don’t quite remember what, trying to weave an elaborate narrative around nonsense. Looking for patterns. I suppose we all do that. We try

Hoy hace exactamente un año vi la luz. O hace once años. 1, 11, 111. Da igual. Trataba de entender algo. No recuerdo bien qué. Intentaba tejer una narrativa compleja en torno a pura tontería. Buscar patrones. Supongo que todos hacemos eso. Todos buscamos encontrarle sentido al sinsentido. Recuerdo ese día -hace uno u once

Constructions Constructions

Constructions

Fabiola Menchelli

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 10/09/2014 – 12/13/2014

    Amigos míos, me temo que la arquitectura ya no tiene espacio para nosotros. Sus ángulos deshabitados; sus planos quedaron al desnudo. Reality Properties, Fake Estates. En vez de esto, deberíamos bebernos a tragos la ilusión de este mundo. Al menos la fotografía es una charlatana confiablemente honesta. Una película no se desarrolla como

    Amigos míos, me temo que la arquitectura ya no tiene espacio para nosotros. Sus ángulos deshabitados; sus planos quedaron al desnudo. Reality Properties, Fake Estates. En vez de esto, deberíamos bebernos a tragos la ilusión de este mundo. Al menos la fotografía es una charlatana confiablemente honesta. Una película no se desarrolla como

Fitzcarraldo Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Yann Gerstberger

Yautepec Ciudad de México, México 05/15/2014 – 07/26/2014

Fitzcarraldo (1999-2001) se refiere a una banda de punk franco-americana straight-edge hardcore de la Ciudad de México con tres miembros permanentes: Andrew Birk, Nico Colón y Yann Gerstberger. El grupo se hizo famoso por llamar a los miembros del público “Pan Wonder” y por adoptar creencias radicales influenciadas por el nacionalismo afroamericano, el tercermundismo y otras ideologías anti-coloniales

Fitzcarraldo (1999-2001) se refiere a una banda de punk franco-americana straight-edge hardcore de la Ciudad de México con tres miembros permanentes: Andrew Birk, Nico Colón y Yann Gerstberger. El grupo se hizo famoso por llamar a los miembros del público “Pan Wonder” y por adoptar creencias radicales influenciadas por el nacionalismo afroamericano, el tercermundismo y otras ideologías anti-coloniales