Eduardo Abaroa, Rita Ackermann, Gabriela Alva, Artemio, Dan Asher, Travis Boyer, Camel Collective, Alejandro Cortés, Felipe Ehrenberg, Axel Estrada, Sylvie Fleury, Dimitri Ganzlevitch, Kathryn Garcia and Gordon Flores, General Idea, Thomas Glassford, Pierre Huygue, Cisco Jiménez, Agnieszka Kurant, Adriana Lara, Alfonso Lorenzo, Eduardo Lugo, Danny McDonald, Jonas Mekas, Miguel Ángel Madrigal, Olivier Mosset, Yoshua Okón, Adolfo Patino, Aurora Pellizzi, G.T. Pellizzi, Fernanda Robinson, Betsabeé Romero, Maruch Santíz Gómez, Aki Sasamoto, Dana Sherwood, Ray Smith, Bárbara Tércia, Daniel Turner, Blue Mango Moqueca, 2010 and 2011, documents and works from Carla Stellweg’s collection.
¡Lo Carvavalesco! examines specific relation to power, time, the sacred and the profane. Based on the possiblities offered by the ritual of Carnival, which offers temporary forms of social organization, or a suspension of everyday relations where new identities can be temporarily expressed and re-formed.
The cathartic, humorous, ritualistic and emancipatory moments of Carnival is common to the development of many societies – combining primitive energies with the most elaborate forms of visual display, ranging from the spontaneous to the sophisticated. Carnival is today usually attributed to the festivities taking place each year in Brazil, but the idea and practice of Carnival goes beyond a particular region, and can be seen as a metaphor for individual expression meeting with a collective movement.
These thematics are an opportunity for an exhibition of over 30 renown artists who have worked in Mexico, the USA, and Brazil. A new color publication will accompany the exhibition designed by graphic designer Marie Lusa, based in Zurich, Switzerland published by Mycellium Ingenium.
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