November 25, 2014 - Museo de Arte de Zapopan - Witness of the Century
November 25, 2014

Witness of the Century

Witness of the Century (Testigo del siglo)
November 28, 2014–April 26, 2015

Man with Ax and Other Brief Situations (El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves)
November 28, 2014–March 1, 2015

Index International Art Book Fair
November 27, 2014–December 1, 2015

Museo de Arte de Zapopan
20 de Noviembre
Zapopan Centro
45100 Zapopan

Curated by Viviana Kuri and Humberto Moro

Witness of the Century (Testigo del siglo) originated in our preoccupation and perplexity about the adversities our global habitat is currently passing through. We know about global warming and are aware of the urgency of the issues facing humanity. Uncertainty and a sense of helplessness are constants, and yet we continue to live day by day as if nothing were happening, as if global temperatures were not rising at exponential speeds, a phenomenon that will inevitably lead to the end of our planet as we know it.

At first sight, an art exhibition would not seem to be a solution, and indeed the very existence of such exhibitions is unsustainable within the perspective of global warming. Nevertheless, in line with the studies of British historian T. J. Demos, we are convinced that exhibitions focused on art and ecology are a pressing need in these times. We hope that our present efforts may in some way contribute to strengthening public commitment to sustainability policies and generate a space in which the possibility of alternative lifestyles can be put on the table, on behalf of greater environmental justice.

This exhibition proposes a reflection on environmental issues and our ecological emergency through an analysis of contemporary human habits. Accumulation, compulsion, abuse, overconsumption, waste, obsolescence, and the loss of subjectivity in the face of uniformity of thought are some of the issues that Testigo del siglo seeks to address and explore, as symptoms of the human pathologies of our time. From November 28 to April 26, 2015.

Works by: Eduardo Abaroa, Doug Aitken, Allora and Calzadilla, Javier Barrios, François Bucher, Agnieszka Casas, Minerva Cuevas, Jose Dávila, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Mario García Torres, Thomas Hirschhorn, Yoshua Okón, Gabriel Orozco, Fernando Ortega, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Philippe Parreno, Ana Quiroz, Daniela Rosell, Eduardo Sarabia, Gabriel Sierra and Superflex.

Man with Ax and Other Brief Situations (El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves) constitutes an innovation in the conception of Liliana Porter’s work. This site-specific installation is adapted to one of the MAZ’s galleries. The artist uses the hall as the compositional space of the work itself: a movie-set or variety show atmosphere (such as those Porter has worked with since the 1970s), where various actions provoke “brief situations” acted out by fantastical figures.

In an unmistakable style, Porter uses video and installation to portray extraordinary situations of everyday life in an interplay of the absurd and the philosophical. From November 28 to March 1, 2015.

Casa Bosques, PA/PER View and Publish And Be Damned are pleased to present INDEX International Art Book Fair.

INDEX aims to bring to wider attention editorial projects centered around contemporary art that lack big distribution as well as open a space for dialogue and exchange within the context of Mexico.

This fair presents an exciting programme of events that include conferences, workshops, live music and more; providing a unique opportunity for editors and the wider public alike to discover, enjoy and discuss the cutting edge of art publishing today. From 27 November 2014 to 1 March, 2015.

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