ROMETTI & COSTALES
7 JUNE – 16 SEPTEMBER 2018
OPENING 7 JUNE 19:00
CURATED BY JUAN CANELA
Little animals, ash trays showcases a number of works that came from this facsimile alongside other prior works which are key to Rometti Costales’ artistic worldview. The project imagines a material and unpredictable choreography that allows materials, gestures, space or time to give shape to the unknown. Just as words were erased from the facsimile to bring out the emptiness of the page, the artists treat the material as if it were a collage, making incisions, removing and juxtaposing various elements in a frank and reciprocal dialogue with the materials, which are invited, together with the words and ideas, to become part of a parliament of sorts, in which all the actors involved, whether they be human, animals, things or situations, can express themselves and construct a discourse. The artists remain there, listening and observing, attentive to what forms emerge from those polysemic and polyphonic narratives.
Julia Rometti (France, 1975) and Victor Costales (Belarus, 1974) live and work in Mexico City. With this particular project they continue experimenting with new methods and formats of production, focusing their area of research on the nature of the various agents that partake in the creation of forms. Their understanding of agents includes a whole series of entities, both human and non-human, living and not, palpable and impalpable, that intervene in the production of what we know as reality.
These agents operate on the same plane of equality —including all of us as co-authors— in a complex experimentation with the production of a result whose very empirical essence is, at the current moment in time, uncertain and indescribable.
The catalogue is structured through a conversation between the artists and Juan Canela, including diverse graphic material and several specific extrapolations written by Yasmil Raymond, Manuel Cirauqui, Elfi Turpin, Magalí Arriola y Quinn Latimer. Bilingual edition Spanish – English.
Exhibition tours: Saturdays 18:30