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Installation view at "FORMASOBREFONDO," at PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City, 2017
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
SANGREE
The Uninvited
2016
Artificial and natural stones on brass
14 x 7 x 1 cm
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Ignacio Uriarte
Black and white square monochrome
2006
PAL video, looped, 24”
Variable dimensions
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Marco Treviño
27% (... de David Alfaro Siquieros)
2017
Black tyvek on wall
Variable dimensions
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Ignacio Uriarte
Dynamic diagonal grid
2017
Paper installation
Variable dimensions
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Helen Escobedo
Homenaje a octubre
1978
Lacquered wood
53.5 x 90 x 45 cm
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Installation view at "FORMASOBREFONDO," at PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City, 2017
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Helen Escobedo
Homenaje a octubre
1978
Lacquered wood
53.5 x 90 x 45 cm
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
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“FORMASOBREFONDO” Group Show at Proyectos Monclova

By Hermine Adrian

July 28, 2017

Curated by Willy Kautz, the exhibition “FORMASOBREFONDO” at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City (on view through September 2), includes work by 17 artists exploring contemporary formalist aesthetics. The title reveals the conceptual thematic of the group show through a play on words where “forma sobre fondo” refers to figure and context, and “formas sobre fondo” means “forms on a ground.” It highlights the narrow space separating forms and concepts, abstraction and syntax.

There are recent works by a younger generation of Mexican artists such as Leo Marz, the duo SANGREE, and Gabriel de la Mora, in conversation with older, international pieces like On Kawara’s 22 SET. 1968 from the series “I GOT UP” and artworks by Helen Escobedo. Old and new takes on formalism are showcased in a contemporary context, touching upon currents of history, philosophy, and art, questioning both the content and art practices between formalist and conceptualist movements.

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Installation view at "FORMASOBREFONDO," at PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City, 2017
Courtesy of PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Photo by Rodrigo Viñas
Gabriel de la MoraHelen EscobedoLeo MarzMexico CityOn KawaraProyectos MonclovaSANGREEWhitewallWhitewallerWilly Kautz

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