November 14, 2003 - CANAIA - The National Chamber of Art Industries
November 14, 2003

The National Chamber of Art Industries

Systematic repertoire of quick reference for students and professionals, with definitions according to the actual world*
19/11/2003 - 28/02/2004

CANAIA (The National Chamber of Art Industries)
Francisco Pimentel # 3
Col. San Rafael, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel: +(5255) 55 35 62 05
info@canaia.com

www.canaia.com

Artists: Francis Alÿs, Julieta Aranda, Miguel Calderón, Jonathan Hernandez, Yoshua Okon, Fernando Ortega, Ricardo Rendón, Santiago Sierra, and others

The arts systems complex network of exchange–and the intense interactions that sustain it, both passive and active–are the subject of the exhibition Systematic repertoire of quick reference for students and professionals, with definitions according to the actual world.

The exhibition is structured as a series of signs that highlight diverse mechanisms of the arts system, specific to Mexico. The exhibition brings together the work of twelve artists that emphasize some of the particular ways relationships between exhibition spaces, curators, artists, critics, and other cultural practitioners take place. Based on the artists experience and the signs, concepts or forms of expression they have chosen, these works take a critical stance, usually ironic, about the complex organization of the art institution, and the ways in which it operates.

In this repertoire of artists work–which is more symptomatic than systematic–several discourses collapse, while creative possibilities surface. The games rules are played out amongst the various agents whose roles shift within the space of the white cube.

Invited artists are: Francis Alÿs, Julieta Aranda, Miguel Calderón, Jonathan Hernandez, Yoshua Okon, Fernando Ortega, Ricardo Rendón and Santiago Sierra, and others

Curated by: Laboratorio Curatorial 060 (Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Sol Henaro, Lourdes Morales, Mariana Munguía, Javier Toscano, Daniela Wolf)

CANAIA operates as an independent public space linked to the teratoma group, a collective think tank comprised of curators, artists and cultural practitioners that are based in Mexico. This exhibition was organized by Laboratorio Curatorial 060, a newly-formed curatorial team that stems from teratoma´s Curatorial Studies and looks to experiment with new ways of thinking around and about curatorial practices.

Contact: laboratorio060@yahoogroups.com, info@canaia.com

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