group exhibition with The Intruder by Vincent Meessen
Exhibition: 27.09.2014 - 07.02.2015
Location: MUAC, Mexico City
Theory of Colour
This exhibition emerges from an investigation into contemporary art produced over the past ten years in which artists from different generations and countries (South Africa, Germany, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, France, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Spain) deal with the issue of racism. These practices reveal a diversity of approaches—nationalism, scientism, homogenization, exoticization, colonization, exploitation, sexualization—which display the complex web that underlies racism.
Alexander Apóstol, Kader Attia, Zach Blas, Yutsil Cruz, Frente 3 de fevreiro, Rajkamal Kahlon, Anton Kannemeyer, Pedro Lash, Vincent Meessen, Erick Meyenberg, Daniela Ortiz, Juan Carlos Romero, Tracey Rose, Santiago Sierra and Roberto de la Torre.
Helena Chávez, Alejandra Labastida, Cuauhtémoc Medina
The Intruder, 2005, is a video work by Vincent Meessen. In the work, we see the artist dressed head to toe in an outfit made of white cotton blossoms, strolling along the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The camera, which does not long remain unnoticed, accompanies the performer while simultaneously recording the reactions of the observers.
More information about the work in this article on the Argos website.
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