June 17, 2016 - Daros Latinamerica Collection - Without Restraint. Works by Mexican Women Artists from the Daros Latinamerica Collection
June 17, 2016

Daros Latinamerica Collection

Betsabeé Romero, Autoconstruido, 2000. Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich.

Without Restraint. Works by Mexican Women Artists from the Daros Latinamerica Collection
June 3–October 23, 2016

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8–12
3000 Bern
Switzerland

www.kunstmuseumbern.ch
www.daros-latinamerica.net

The exhibition Without Restraint shows 35 works by seven contemporary Mexican women artists who present their worlds from a decidedly female point of view and respond to international artistic movements through a variety of approaches.

The photographs, videos, objects and installations from the holdings of the Daros Latinamerica Collection (Zurich) provide an overview of the key characteristics of Mexican contemporary art and its development in recent decades. At the same time, the exhibition offers the opportunity to critically reflect upon and contextualize women artists’ production in contemporary Mexico. The works of the artists on show engage with the concept of mexicanidad—of Mexican national identity—and challenge the traditional roles and social spaces assigned to women and minorities by the prevailing hierarchies. Using different media, the artists overthrow the existing order of everyday life and routines which trap women in a labyrinth of traditional archetypes. Topics such as life and death, the violated body, identity, migration, nature and the metropolis are critically examined and discussed in their works.

Artists: Ximena Cuevas, Claudia Fernández, Teresa Margolles, Betsabeé Romero, Maruch Sántiz Gómez, Teresa Serrano, Melanie Smith
Curator: Valentina Locatelli, Kunstmuseum Bern

 

Daros Latinamerica Collection
The Daros Latinamerica Collection, based in Zurich, is one of the most comprehensive private collections of contemporary art from Latin America. It includes over 1,200 works by 120 artists, comprising both individual works and groups of works in all media and genres, created mainly from the 1960s to the present day.

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www.daros-latinamerica.net

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