Activities/Number of visitors at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City


24 Aug - 15 Nov Group Exhibition

Number of visitors at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
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Extract from museums pressrelease:

Primer Acto / First Act 


This exhibition takes as its starting point the moment when the museum’s “curtain” re-opens at its re-inauguration ceremomy. Primer Acto (First Act) uses this event’s social and political aspect to problematize the museum’s function in relation to the spectator, the artwork, space and critique. By employing rhetorical elements of the history of painting and theatrical representation—such as the mirror and the curtain—it shows the link between expectations raised before any act or exhibition and what we see actually reflected on these stages. Also, various works critique and question the institution as a system that wields power over the public by defining a specific understanding and approach to art.

Mark Benson /  Stefan Brüggemann /  André Cadere /  Tacita Dean /  Thomas Demand /  Ceal Floyer  / Lucio Fontana  / Andrea Fraser /  Douglas Gordon /  Adad Hannah /  Fritzia Irizar /  Adriana Lara and Natalia Martínez /  Nils Nova /  Goran Petercol / Wilfredo Prieto /  SUPERFLEX and Jens Haaning 

Artists from the Tamayo Museum Collection: Berenice Abbott   Yaacov Agam   Herbert Bayer   James Brooks   Eduardo Chillida   Christo   Carlos Cruz-Diez   Hans Hartung   Auguste Herbin   Arcangelo Ianelli   Franz Joseph Kline   María Leontina   Michele Nedelec Ben Nicholson   Mark Rothko   Gerardo Rueda   Rodolfo Samonte   Julian Stanczak José Soto   Antoni Tàpies   Victor Vasarely   Yvaral Vasarely

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