SIX MEXICANS CONSOLIDATE THEIR WORK IN THE BRITISH ARTISTIC SCENE
LONDON, United Kingdom, 5th September 2016.- Six Mexican artists participated in the major exhibition entitled "Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today”, from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, which was opened at South London Gallery (SLG) from June 10 to September 4, 2016.
The exhibition represented a broad landscape of contemporary art and brought together the work of Mexican artists Carlos Amorales, Minerva Cuevas, Mariana Castillo Deball, Gabriel Orozco, Demian Ortega and Mario Garcia Torres, most of whom have participated already in other exhibitions during 2015, when our country and the United Kingdom celebrated their Dual Year, in which Mexico showed to different British audiences the best of its traditions, its contribution to contemporary art at the global stage, the dynamism of its creative industries through film; architecture and design, as well as its commitment to the emerging talents of the new generations.
The exhibition "Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today” focuses on the work of artists who were born after 1968, plus some pioneers who were internationally active in the 60s and 70s, many of whom have been influenced by stories and themes related to modernity and postmodernity: colonialist problems, repressive governments, economic crisis, social inequality and concurrent periods of economic wealth, development and regional progress.
After two years of residence in the Guggenheim, curator Pablo León de la Barra (Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator of Latin America), organized this exhibition in collaboration with the team of at South London Gallery. “Under the Same Sun” debuted at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June 2014 and subsequently was presented in the Jumex Museum (new museum of contemporary art in Mexico City), from November 2015 to February 2016.
This has been the first time that the exhibition could be appreciated outside of America.