Strange Currencies: ART & ACTION IN MEXICO CITY, 1990-2000

Strange Currencies: ART & ACTION IN MEXICO CITY, 1990-2000
Saturday, September 19th '15 – Saturday, December 12th '15
  • Strange Currencies ORTEGA-GUZMAN (CROP)

Strange Currencies explores the emergence and development of experimental artistic practices in Mexico City in the 1990s, a decade defined by a catastrophic economic crisis, enormous social upheaval and poverty, political corruption, a chronic rise in violence, and continuous instability due to the effects of rapid globalization. In a time defined by hopelessness and pessimism, artists rejected traditional art forms in favor of radical, ephemeral, action-based, and socially-engaged practices that were often cynical, risky and irreverent, linked art and everyday life, and critically reflected the momentous and troubling events that were unfolding around them.

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