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View of Nicholas Mangan's "Ancient Lights," Labor, Mexico City, 2016.
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Claudia Arozqueta

As the central body in our planetary system, the sun has been revered through history as the source of our energy and the basis of our calendars. “Ancient Lights,” Nicholas Mangan’s first solo exhibition in Mexico City, is a sun worshipper’s investigation into the myriad conceptions of our star, from... continue reading
Andrea Geyer’s “Truly Spun Never”

PARQUE GALERíA, Mexico City

Andrea Geyer, Truly Spun Never, 2016.
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Claudia Arozqueta

Like dance draws lines in space and time, Andrea Geyer’s first solo exhibition in Mexico City leaves a pleasant yet evanescent memory. Through crisscrossing imaginary and factual lines, the artist connects past histories and current politics with a sharp focus on the role of women in the arts. Encompassing a... continue reading
Torolab’s “La Granja”

GALERíA OMR, Mexico City

View of Torolab, “La Granja,” Galería OMR, Mexico City, 2014.
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Claudia Arozqueta

The recent disappearance and alleged assassination of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School in the southern city of Iguala, Mexico, has once again raised the alarms of an entire country already shocked and affected by corruption, violence, and poverty. But while for years organized crime has spread violence, the disappearances... continue reading
(Background) Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Systemic Grid I, 2014. (Foreground) Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Systemic Grid II, 2014.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

The Phasmida are an order of insects whose rocking march always seems hesitant. Every step they take, “stick insects”—as Phasmida are commonly called due to their resemblance to sticks or leaves—will reluctantly stretch out a leg, making cadenced, side-to-side movements as if tentatively rehearsing the next. Biologists will tell you... continue reading
(Center) Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fireworks (Archives), 2014. (Right) Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Father, 2014.
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Chris Sharp

Having had the privilege of seeing the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul in several different contexts (New York, Kassel, and even Bangkok), none have resonated with me so strongly and strangely as that of Mexico; how peculiarly apropos to see his new film in Mexico City. Shown among a furtive constellation... continue reading
View of Terence Gower, “Baghdad Case Study,” LABOR, Mexico City, 2014.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

On May 13, 1846, United States President James K. Polk went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war against Mexico. His rallying cry: “American blood has been shed on American soil.” While eleven Americans were killed and six more were wounded in what is now known as the... continue reading

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