february 10 – march 23
opening: february 10, 12 – 2 pm
kurimanzutto mexico city
Seven years after transforming the gallery into an OXXO convenience store as part of the OROXXO project, Gabriel Orozco’s latest exhibition at kurimanzutto presents recent drawings, paintings and sculptures intricately connected to the places where he lives.
The drawings in Diario de Plantas, made in notebooks small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, record the imprints and sketches of leaves to trace an open-ended cartography of organic growth. Orozco began this series in Tokyo during the COVID pandemic, documenting the leaves that caught his attention or fell at his feet; then, the diary traveled with him to Acapulco and Mexico City, where he was working on the master plan for a large public project to renovate the city’s central Chapultepec Park. From the pages of his Diario we get a glimpse of the artist’s daily practice as well as his enduring interest in landscape and the natural environment.
february 7 – 11, 2024
centro citibanamex, mexico city
abraham cruzvillegas | ana segovia | bárbara sánchez-kane | carlos amorales
damián ortega | daniel guzmán | dr. lakra | gabriel kuri | gabriel orozco | gabriel sierra | iñaki bonillas | mariana castillo deball | miguel calderón
minerva cuevas | roberto gil de montes | sofía táboas | wilfredo prieto
carlos amorales: fragmented states
performance in the context of feria material
wednesday february 7
Fragmented States is a musical performance conceived by Carlos Amorales, presented for the first time in Mexico at Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros by Feria Material.
The piece will feature an ensamble of 20 singers, 20 percussionists and 20 dancers, combining the talent of the experimental singer Sarmen Almond, percussionist Diego Espinosa and choreographer Priscila Hernández, who will come together to embody Naga, the great serpent deity, creator of the universe and central figure of this piece.
iñaki bonillas: interiors
from february 7
kurimanzutto mexico city
While Bonillas has been widely recognized since the 1990s for his analytical exploration of photography, this display celebrates the artist’s two-decade long commitment to the interiors of a complementary medium: books.
Whether examining the relationship between books and images, exploring books as a mechanism of communication and display, creating his own artists’ books, or employing books as reference materials, Bonillas’s enthusiasm originates inward, directed towards the artisanal production, materiality, and semiotics of books.
petrit halilaj: runik
until april 7
Through drawing, sculptures, costumes, and installations, Petrit Halilaj’s migratory creatures gather around a scaled floating structure of the house he and his family built in the country’s capital of Pristina after their old home in Runik was destroyed during the bombings of the Kosovo War. As part of the exhibition, Halilaj has also inscribed a large scale chicken—a bird famously known as one of the few unable to fly—onto a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Aeroméxico. Both the architectural rendition of his family home and the airplane serve as vessels for Halilaj’s memories of belonging and dreams of migration.
colección jumex: everything gets lighter
until february 11
Featuring works by 67 international artists, including Abraham Cruzvillegas, Damián Ortega, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Orozco, Haegue Yang, Jimmy Durham, Leonor Antunes and Rirkrit Tiravanija, among others, Everything Gets Lighter , curated by Lisa Phillips is a thematic exploration in keeping with the times. The exhibition considers the healing power of light and lightness as an antidote to the forces of darkness and heaviness that envelop us today. The title is inspired by the poem from the late John Giorno, Everyone Gets Lighter, makes clear, life is transitory and ultimately immaterial. Light and lightness are powerful elemental forces of spiritual transcendence, clarity, renewal and rebirth.
¿hecho consumado? memoria, civismo crítico y arte contemporáneo
opening on february 10
complejo cultural los pinos
Curated by Guillermo Santamarina. Includes works by Eduardo Abaroa, Daniel Guzmán and Minerva Cuevas.
imaginar el fin de los tiempos: historias de aniquilación, apocalipsis y extinción
until march 30
museo nacional de antropología e historia
Imaginar el fin de los tiempos: historias de aniquilación, apocalipsis y extinción is a temporary exhibition including works by Eduardo Abaroa & Mariana Castillo Deball, Carlos Amorales, Miguel Calderón and Minerva Cuevas, among others, that traces an itinerary based on narratives surrounding the so-called Great Acceleration, as the advent of a potential sixth episode of mass extinction. For this reflection, over 150 paleontological, archaeological, historical, ethnographic, documentary, graphic, pictorial, photographic, filmic, audiovisual, and artistic objects are presented.