OPENING: 12 FEB 2015
CURATORS: Amanda de la Garza AND Cuauhtémoc Medina
Jeremy Deller (London, 1966) has consciously located his artistic practice outside the self-referential art world and the class and social framework defining it. Thus, Deller’s work functions on several levels and layers using a popular aesthetic, narrative and ethos. All his production shares this discourse, starting from his early works that borrow English pop’s fast communication, to his recent installation English Magic (2013) that represented England in Venice’s last Biennale.
In that occasion, Deller presented an allegory of the multicultural and late-capitalist society in the 21st century UK. We should not forget either classical pieces such as Battle of Orgrave (2001) and So many ways to hurt you, the life and times of Adrian Street (2010), which deals with English working class’ history and conflicts and in particular with coal miners. Jeremy Deller’s work is a practice of infinite social vocation expressed through interaction with communities, working class culture research and empathy with the group. This show is the first comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work in a Spanish speaking country.
An exhibition catalogue will be published
MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, México DF and Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires