GIRO GRÁFICO IN MUAC: AS IN THE IVY WALL
This exhibition at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo de México presents graphic actions in public space carried out by activists and artists at the intersection of art/politics in Latin America.
The research, of a collective nature, points out how these practices are linked to broader social movements, while transforming their understanding of doing and their ability to establish ties to constitute communities.
Giro gráfico (Graphic Twist) is not limited to a geographic space or temporality; instead, it reveals a web of affinities framed by social protests. Although some historical practices that have occurred since 1960 are considered, current events are emphasized, seeking to link dispersed practices and ways of doing things in order to configure an archive of the present. The exhibition brings together nearly 400 works that include actions, embroideries, banner-paintings, projections on buildings, intervened signage, counter-cartographic exercises, T-shirts and posters.
The exhibition's subtitle takes up a fragment of the well-known song "Volver a los diecisiete" (Back to Seventeen), by Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra:
It gets tangled, tangled
like ivy on the wall
and it is sprouting, sprouting
like the little moss on the stone.