Shaped in Mexico is returning to London for it’s second edition this September. It presents a contemporary art exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower. The free exhibition brings together over 150 works by 32 international artists. It features artists working over a wide array of mediums, including painting, drawing, video, photography, performance and sculpture. The exhibition is an exploration into the contemporary art form and particularly influenced by Mexico. All of the artists exhibited are Mexican either by heritage or by creative choice, inspired or provoked by Mexico’s rich cultural tradition and identity.
Shaped in Mexico contributes to the visibility of Mexico on the international stage by providing a global platform for emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The large-scale exhibition spans 4 floors of exhibition space, featuring immersive installations, projects and specially commissioned performances. Shaped in Mexico will also take part alongside a curated public programme of talks, music and events. The exhibition celebrates what is considered to be one of the richest cultural traditions in the world. It celebrates Mexico’s aesthetic motifs from ancient ritualism to Mexican Neo-Conceptualism, whilst asserting the countries position within the global landscape.
Shaped in Mexico will also host a special exhibition entitled Posters for Ayotzinapa, showing 43 posters by international artists. This is being staged as a result of the Oaxaca Graphics Arts Institute’s First International Poster Biennale and informed by the mass disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa College, Mexico in 2014. Renowned artist Franciso Toledo, founder of Oaxaca Graphics Arts Institute, exhibits an installation piece composed of 43 kites, each one representing a missing student. Money raised from poster sales will be used to benefit the families of these students. Shaped in Mexico will run from the 4th-12th of September, with a private view the day before it launches. You can find more information about the exhibition on the website here.
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