18 July 2011

Mexico meets Berlin

Iván Abreu
Marisa Polin
Heriberto Quesnel
Mexiko trifft Berlin
A group exhibition of five Mexican artists at EMERSON Gallery in Berlin: 

Iván Abreu, Vanessa Farfán, Lucero Hernández, Marisa Polin, Heriberto Quesnel.

Opening:  22.07.11   7pm
Exhibition:  23.07.2011 - 04. 09.2011
Tuesday -Friday  2 -7 pm.

-Iván Abreu (La Habana Cuba 1967). Video, drawings, performance.
Iván Abreu's work articulates art, design and technology by using multiple media such as electronic devices, software development, sound experimentation, Internet, industrial design, documents, video and photography. For Abreu the use of technology as an artistic strategy allows the coupling of situations that were not designed to operate together to create singular effects. Technology activates these unions in art that in referencing social and political, transforms relations from cause and effect to cause and consequence.
-Vanessa Farfán (Mexico City 1977). Painting, installation.
Using different media as paint, threats, fabric and objects, her works show the result of situations created by intention or by accident. Structured spaces are transgressed by the movement of the elements which live in there. For Farfán, the relation space+time=movement is an important formula in her work.
-Lucero Hernández (Jalisco, México 1980). Installation, performance.
The women's murders in Ciudad Juárez, the role of the women in the Mexican society and the cultural shock are the topics of Lucero's work. In her performances, Hernández takes part of the Mexican everyday life and she places it out of context,making the meaning of this "Mexican situations" stronger.
-Marisa Polin (Mexico City 1965). Painting.
Images from newspapers and publications are reinterpreted in paintings. The work of Polin makes a synthesis of the weak and strong points of contemporary Mexico, always with a critical point of view.
-Heriberto Quesnel (Mexico City 1971). Painting, collage.
Critic of the social behavior through the cultures , Heriberto uses humor to point out the terrifying situations
of the political and social structures nowadays. He uses commercial, social, cultural or political icons to play around the context and the meaning of them.

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