Washington, DC, January 25, 2018
The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez inaugurated the “A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall” exhibition today, which will be on display at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., until May 5th, 2018.
Speaking to representatives from different sectors of U.S. society, the Ambassador underscored the value of art as one of the main bridges between the United States and Mexico. “This exhibit is a powerful and relevant message in a time when US – Mexico relations are at a defining moment. It is a collaborative display of the talent of two Jewish women sculptors, one from Mexico and one from the United States, who work together to present a splendid exhibition that celebrates our common history,” he said.
The exposition brings together the finest sculptures of Mexican artist Perla Krauze and American Barbara Liotta, who utilize the material and metaphorical qualities of stone to evoke landscape and classic sculpture. The title of the exhibition come from the poem “Dry Rain,” by Mexican Poet Pedro Serrano: “At times a poem is a collapse, a slow and painful landslide, a dark and scandalous rockfall.”
The exhibition was organized by Laura Roulet, a curator and independent writer specializing in contemporary Latin American art. In 2012, she was one of five international curators selected by the city for the 5 x 5 public art project, an initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities