Sights and Sounds: Mexico

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Tania Candiani, La Magdalena, 2013, video, sound, 1 min., 41 sec. Artwork © Tania Candiani

Tania Candiani, Jorge Scobell, Edgardo Aragón, and Jorge de la Garza

Upper E Side

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The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street

Curated by María Inés Rodríguez

Sights and Sounds: Mexico features new work by Tania Candiani, Jorge Scobell, Edgardo Aragón, and Jorge de la Garza, selected by María Inés Rodríguez.

The artist is a witness of his or her time — bystander and critic, and above all analyst. The artist questions the cultural construction of history through art. Over the past few decades, shifts in the political, social, economic, and cultural landscape have shaken the American continent and the world. These changes — and their impact in the public sphere — provide recurrent themes in contemporary art.

These video works by Mexican artists reflect on communities in constant flux, facing critical situations and forced to find strategies of survival. As the Martinican novelist, poet, and critic Édouard Glissant once wrote, “The role of the artist is to do certain things in the spirit of imagination, and to change something on the visible level.”

María Inés Rodríguez

María Inés Rodríguez (b. Zipaquira, Colombia, 1968) is Director of the CAPC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. She was formerly Chief Curator of the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo–UNAM, Mexico City(2011–13) and Chief Curator of MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2009–11). In 2008–9, she was Curator of the Satellite Program at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, as well as editor of the French art publication Point d’Ironie.





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