Julião Sarmento
Una forma extrema de privacidad
(An extreme form of privacy)

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

April 8, 2013

Julião Sarmento
Una forma extrema de privacidad
(An extreme form of privacy)

April 9–September, 2013

Opening: Tuesday April 9, 8–10pm

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil
Avenida Revolución 1608
Col. San Ángel, Del. Álvaro Obregón
C.P. 01000, Mexico City
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10–6pm

www.museodeartecarrillogil.com

The Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, presents Julião Sarmento. Una forma extrema de privacidad (An extreme form of privacy)—the Portuguese artist with the foremost international significance nowadays. Since his first show in 1976, he has been subject of more than 130 solo exhibitions, among which his participation in the Portuguese Pavilion at the XLVII Venice Biennale (1997) stands out. In 2012 a retrospective of the artist was inaugurated in the prestigious Fundação de Serralves in Oporto, containing more than 180 works made between 1972 and 2012.

Julião Sarmento. Una forma extrema de privacidad is his first exhibition in Mexico. It gathers very representative pieces of his work of the last 17 years, from 1995 to 2012. Sarmento’s practice takes shape in paintings, engravings, installations, videos and performances of an enormous sensibility and lucidity, reflexive axis of which are the human figure and the architecture. These themes originate in the immanence of the gesture and work as visual catalysts for concepts, such as memory, sexuality, and the subconscious. These matters take on a poetic force loaded with suggestions that activate a very special and intimate relation between the spectators and the pieces of this momentous artist.

For the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, prominent pieces that revolve around these themes were selected, like the Performance Cometa of 2009, and Cromlech, one of his last videos, of 2012. Julião Sarmento. Una forma extrema de privacidad has a catalogue comprised by texts of Chrissie Iles, Curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Adrian Searle, curator and art critic; and Carlos E. Palacios, curator of the show.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday, April 10, to the end of September in the third floor of the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art.

All our cultural programs are open to the public in general and take place in Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (unless otherwise noted). We are located in 1608 Avenida Revolución in the San Ángel neighbourhood in Mexico City. To arrive by public transportation, take line 9 of the subway to Barranca del Muerto Station and then a bus to San Ángel. We are located in the corner of Avenida Altavista and Avenida Revolución.