The Endless Cycle of Idea and Action

The Endless Cycle of Idea and Action

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

February 1, 2012
The Endless Cycle of Idea and Action

February 8–May 13, 2012

February 8, 2012 at 8pm

Av. Revolución 1608
Col. San Angel, CP 01000
México DF

Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–6pm

The Bancomer and Museo Carrillo Gil Program for Contemporary Artists is a mutual endeavor between BBVA Bancomer Foundation and the Museo Carrillo Gil; it offers full support for the development and achievement of artistic projects where research, collaborative feedback and manifold connections between media, languages and fields of knowledge play a fundamental role.

For this Second Edition, the exhibition The Endless Cycle of Idea and Action is presented. It is the result of one year of research, work and dialogue among ten Mexico-based artists in joint collaboration with a group of interlocutors belonging to several fields and disciplines.

Featured artists are: Oscar Cueto, Gilberto Esparza, Diana María González, Fritzia Irízar, José Jiménez Ortiz, Begoña Morales, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Idaid Rodríguez, Jaime Ruiz Otis and Isaac Torres.

The practice of these ten artists spans from the appropriation of methodologies, archival work, dislocation of narratives from literature, fiction film and documentary, field work, interviews, collaborations to transfer of information towards formal and audio-visual experimentation. Their work proves that art is an instrument that reveals the voids, needs and disparities that run the distribution of goods, knowledge and power in contemporary societies.

Many intersections are found in the projects featured in The Endless Cycle of Idea and Action. Some artists bring methodologies from natural and social sciences into play, not only to gather information, but also to highlight the ways in which the effects of reality are produced and administered. Other projects draw from testimonials, opinions and collaboration processes. Moreover, the exhibition’s pieces exist mostly as articulated bodies of work, developed in multiple mediums and platforms. A common impulse, curiosity or interest shifts through different languages.

Parallel to the exhibition, visitors will be able to visit the Bancomer and Museo Carrillo Gil Program for Contemporary Artists’ Archive. This archive contains more than 60 portfolios of artists currently working in Mexico. More information at:

An exhibition catalogue will be issued featuring essays by: Mónica Castillo, Alberto López Cuenca, Ivonne Santoyo and Carmen Cebreros.

Curator and Educational Program Coordinator for the Second Edition: Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz Program´s Executive Coordinator: Andrea Paasch

For further information:
About the exhibition and participating artists: [email protected]
Press inquiries: [email protected]

All our cultural programs are opened to the public, and take place at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, unless otherwise noted. We are located at 1608 Revolución Avenue at San Ángel in Mexico City. To arrive by public transportation, take the 9 line subway to Barranca del Muerto Station and then the bus to San Ángel /corner with Altavista Avenue.

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