September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

This fall and winter the Mexican Cultural Institute will host the exhibit DELIMITATIONS, which catalogs the work of artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor. The exhibit inaguration will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 6:45 pm and will include a presentation by and discussion with the artists.

DELIMITATIONS, catalogs a 2400 mile long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that mimic those installed along the contemporary border between Mexico and the United States, Ramírez and Taylor question the permanence of borders. Their work acknowledges the territory that Mexico lost and makes a claim for the present, not to contest the current boundary but to prompt a recognition that the United States and Mexico have a shared history and common interests.

See the DELIMITATIONS bloghere

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut's exhibit 2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity. You can learn more about their ehxibit by clicking here.


2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Free Admission



October 6, 2016 - January 7, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

This fall the Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present the exhibit The Overflow of Productivity Logic, featuring select works of modern and contemporary art from the Coppel Collection.

The Overflow of Productivity Logic, with works by artists Cristina Lucas, Irving Penn, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and more, features a selection of pieces that, through gestures, evocations, or representations, displace the meaning of some of the conceptual pillars of the prevailing economic model. Through three thematic axes, the exhibit calls into question production processes and economic exchange, reflects upon the role that the economy plays in the constitution of an individual, and challenges the logic of "productivity" within the capitalistic economic model.

As part of the exhibition, on October 12 at 6:45pm the Institute will host a lecture by Mireya Escalante, the director of the Coppel Collection. Her talk will explore the exhibit, as well as the history and work of the Collection.

The Coppel Collection was started by Isabel and Agustin Coppel in the 1990s with a selection of Mexican modern art, which they promptly redirected to both national and international contemporary art with an important emphasis on photography. The collection is committed to the research and dissemination of contemporary art, supporting exhibitions, publications, research and art projects.

RSVP to the lecture here


2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
October 6, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Lecture October 12, 6:45pm
Free Admission