May 11, 2004 - Perros Negros - Localismos: 20 Artists Working In The Center Of Mexico City
May 11, 2004

Localismos: 20 Artists Working In The Center Of Mexico City

Localismos: 20 Artists Working In The Center Of Mexico City
01 May – 30 June 2004

Perros Negros 
info@localismos.com

www.localismos.com

Perros Negros presents

Localismos: 20 Artists Working In The Center Of Mexico City A Global Collaboration For A Local Strategy

Opening: June 4th, 2004

Localismos, a project by Perros Negros, is a residential workshop in which a group of 20 artists, Mexicans and foreigners, will work for a month in the center of Mexico City. At the end of this month, the artists will produce a series of works, which have as only condition, to be made with materials and craftsmanship available in the historical center so that from its conception, production and exhibition there is a coherent dialogue with the context.

Localismos considers globalization not as an isolated phenomenon, but as a union of localities, in this case observed within Mexico City’s Center.

Localismos will compare these perceptions to a global reference. The center is a place that restrains itself from being part of globalization with its idiosyncrasy, its visual richness, its contrasts and its way of functioning.

Through this project, Perros Negros is trying to propose ways to represent social problems in Mexico through art related with processes, art that can be shared and lived. Localismos will be a project focused on the people, how they live, how they work, the existing commerce, the local entertainment and most importantly: how can contemporary artists introduce ourselves into this place, how can the art be accessible to its inhabitants, how can they be involved without feeling intimidated by a language they don’t know.

The intention of Localismos is to present the city with a different strategy of social rescue made up of the selected artists.

The importance of Localismos is in the significance it acquires as a record of a historical moment of the transition taking place in Mexico City. It will be a kind of document that will illustrate what it is after the decentralization and before external intervention.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Aleksandra Mir
Andrea Crews
Anton Vidolkle/Julieta Aranda
Asier Perez Gonzolez
Carolina Caycedo
Erick Beltran
Mara Verna
Miki Guadamur
Miguel Calderon
Nuevos Ricos
Philipe Hernandez
Santiago Reyes
Tatsuo Inagaki
Tercer un quinto
Xavier Andrade
24/7
bordermates
Diego Berruecos
Ives maes
Sonido Lasser Drakkar
PERROS NEGROS
Izazaga #8, col. Centro
06080, Mexico D.F.
Tel: +52 55 21 60 57

info@localismos.com
perrosnegros@localismos.com

Localismos is presented by Telefonica Movistar with additional funding from:

Fundacion Centro Historico
La Coleccion Jumex
Taco Inn
Sushi itto
Revista dF
CELESTE

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