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Installation view of Biquini Wax's "Sa la na, a yuum, iasis/ laissez faire-laissez passer," at kurimanzutto; courtesy of the artists and kurimanzutto.
Courtesy of Biquini Wax and kurimanzutto.
Mexico City, San Miguel Chapultepec

Biquini Wax: Sa la na, a yuum, iasis/ laissez faire-laissez passer

September 7, 2020 - December 19, 2020

The artist collective Biquini Wax’s “Sa la na, a yuum, iasis/ laissez faire-laissez passer” takes the place of kurimanzutto’s ninth exhibition in its “Siembra” series. On view, the collective has used a replica of the superstar killer whale Keiko as the vessel for a multimedia installation, which offers a parodical allegory of Mexico’s economic liberalization from 1986—1996. Open at the midsection to reveal its enormous ribcage, the whale’s carcass has been transformed into an economic metaphor, inside which a composite of objects (ranging from Coca Cola bottles to toy figurines, to swimming fish) has been dumped and strung from its remains. The installation represents three fields of narrative, including Keiko’s life in captivity in Mexico’s Reino Aventura amusement park; his life in relationship to occurrences of mass culture; and the country’s political and economic happenings during the aforementioned time period. 

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Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Sep 7 - Dec 19
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Biquini Wax: Sa la na, a yuum, iasis/ laissez faire-laissez passer

Exhibitions

Mexico City, Hipódromo |Exhibitions

Alejandro Magallanes: Picabia was Martinez

Through April 9, 2022, Le Laboratoire is presenting an exhibition of the artist, graphic designer, and poet Alejandro Magallanes.

Ding Yi: Anomalous Galaxies

On view at Galería RGR, Ding Yi’s “Anomalous Galaxies” features 11 paintings from the artist’s ongoing “Appearance of Crosses” series.

Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh: Western Retreat

Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh’s first solo show in Mexico, “Western Retreat” stems from the artist’s relocation to Mexico City in 2020.

Transátlantico

Galerie Philia’s exhibition “Transátlantico” celebrates the abilities of design to transcend cultural, societal, and geographical boundaries.

Form Follows Energy

Inaugurating the gallery space within OMR’s newly-opened ALGO—a venue located in cultural hub LAGO—is the exhibition “Form Follows Energy.”

Leonor Antunes: the homemaker and her domain, part III

In the exhibition "the homemaker and her domain, part III," Leonor Antunes examines the life and work of Léna Meyer-Berner.

Olvido, Sombra, Nada

Mitchell-Innes & Nash's show “Olvido, Sombra, Nada” features the artists Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Lucas Samaras, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

Josué Mejía: First Scene

Josué Mejía's exhibition "First Scene: Entre caballos de fuerza y caballos de vapor" looks at the 1932 ballet by Carlos Chávez, Horse-Power.

Tercerunquinto: Obra gris

The creative collective Tercerunquinto’s exhibition “Obra gris: On Form and Color” is on view at Proyectos Monclova through March 5, 2022.

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