This week, LagoAlgo debuts a stunning array of four exhibits by international artists centered on the red-hot theme of combustion in “Capítulo V: Heat”, curated by Cristobal Riestra and Jerôme Sans. French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière presents a series of large-scale film works and volcanic sculptures, using shots of imploding fireworks and vast California oil fields to ground viewers in their beautiful, dying Earth. Russian-born American Ebecho Muslimova brings her signature burlesque, contorted female bodies to LagoAlgo, marking her debut in Mexico City. Muslimova’s imposing, sensual bodies are splayed all over the gallery walls, as if to suggest the combustion of the female body. The Spanish artist Ana Montiel invites viewers to witness her entoptic paintings—sprawling swaths of vibrant spray paint decorating the gallery walls—and immerse themselves in a feeling of liminality.
Alongside these exhibitions, LagoAlgo will also host an extensive program of cultural activities during Art Week.