Macay presents the exhibition Diálogo de Estéticas Urgentes. Transculturalidades Iberoamericanas; Imagen, Identidad y Memoria, that brings together more than 100 pieces from nine international artists, with the art from painter and sculptor Javier de Villota as the connecting thread.
The showing gathers graphic testimonials from events like the Biafra War, the Tlatelolco massacre in México City, and the dictatorships in Chile and Spain. “It is the construction of stories based on the life experiences of the artists, who through art build a humanistic meaning, and raise awareness through the gaze of the observers. They develop a critical dialogue that helps to eradicate violence,” explains Alejandro de Villota, the exhibit’s curator.
The second section of the exhibit is devoted to the art of Javier de Villota, from his show Abstracción y Urgencia.
Rosario Guillermo exhibits Kerakikón in the Pasaje Revolución passageway outside the museum; she is part of the rebirth that Mexican ceramic sculptures are experiencing. As Dr. Lily Kassner explains: “With an evident control of techniques and procedures, she displays different pieces in a format that, based on its size (2m high), is unusual in pieces made from this material today.”
The photographer Yolanda Andrade presents Cuando Empieza la Noche, a series of night images from streets and spaces in different cities in México and other countries. The photos present the influence from the world of cinema and plays that have been written about the night.
The installation Prosas y Acuarelas Desordenas by Antonia Guzmán is a reflection about the importance and richness of individuals as part of a whole. Its reading implies a visual game where the spectator is included as part of the work.
Textiles by Trine Ellitsgaard demonstrates her love of henequen fiber, and with her pieces, suggests and imagines new forms of creation with that material. Her work assimilates everything she has observed in México, but the Scandinavian in her rebuilds it with new patterns, and with the meeting of these two cultures, comes a new way of perceiving both.
The museum is located beside Mérida’s Cathedral. The exhibitions will be on display from October to December 2016. Free entrance.
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