29 May '15, 3pm

Mexico's Intoxicating Mix: Explore Mexico City's ever-expanding art scene

Mexico's Intoxicating Mix: Explore Mexico City's ever-expanding art scene

Barragán’s house is part of a cluster of Mexican Modernist buildings in a cul-de-sac on General Francisco Ramírez. Next door is Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, a non-profit dedicated to industrial design. Across the street there’s Labor gallery, which represents several of Mexico’s best-known contemporary artists and its most notorious cultural provocateurs. The muralists’ legacy as the nation’s social conscience reverberates in the bruising cultural critiques of these formidable figures, who intentionally explore the boundaries of art and exploitation. Along with Reyes (whose musical instruments, made from weapons collected by the government, are in the back room), Labor’s roster includes Santiago Sierra, whose work addresses daily brutality and the use of power and spectacle, and Teresa Margolles, whose heart-rending installations honour victims of drug violence.

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