sofía táboas in el cordón umbilical retiniano
El cordón umbilical retiniano is a project curated by Willy Kautz that is part of the Programa de Pintura Contemporánea ESPAC. Open to the public from June to November 2018, the proposal includes four successive assemblies, as well as a large program of public activities.
The four thematic cores of the project, in which a total of 56 artists with around 80 pieces participate, are Concretismo lírico, Pictoconstrucciones, Ontologías pictóricas and Notas al pie. Beginnings of the ESPAC collection. In each of them, different activities will be carried out to expand and deepen the reflections on painting in Mexico after the nineties. In the end, both the samples and the activities will lead to a critical publication.
The first exhibition core, Concretismo lírico, opens on Saturday, June 2 and brings together pieces that connect the constructivist language and industrial materials with the genre of landscape and / or the lyrical use of color and light. The artists participating in this first exhibition are Francis Alÿs, Omar Barquet, Ana Bidart, Joaquín Clausell, Pedro Coronel, Gabriel de la Mora, Sofía Echeverri, Francisco "Taka" Fernández, Francisco Goitia, Berta Kolteniuk, Santiago Merino, David Miranda, Néstor Quiñones, Sofía Táboas and Rafael Uriegas.