The inaugural exhibition of the museum’s new building features Margolle’s installation Lote Bravo (2005), composed of 400 artisanal bricks made from soil collected from Ciudad Juárez, where the corpses of sexually abused women were found.
According to anthropologists, textile creation is one of the oldest cultural activities, dating back between 100,000 and 500,000 years. Its history has always been closely linked to the evolution of production methods and social movements. First, the natural mobility of textile pieces led to trade development, driving cultural traffic that fostered an uninterrupted exchange of […]
Cuidado y peligro de sí is an international group show curated by Fernando Castro Florez.
The Missing Circle is a three-year series curated by Magalí Arriola, KADIST collection Regional Curator for Latin America, departing from the shared experience of death and extinction in Latin America from colonial times to the present. Consisting of a series of seminars, artist commissions, and exhibitions, The Missing Circle explores the various manifestations of death […]
Latin America has been formed by a series of unfortunate events, which, although it seems to question and reinvent itself, falls under cyclical social and political circumstances. There is no before in the histories of Latin America’s countries that can be looked at with nostalgia, as they are countries that, since their discovery, have been […]
In the work of the Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, themes such as death, violence and social exclusion have been central for decades and reflect the present she has experienced and lived in Mexico City. Since the 1990s, the artist has been involved in the city’s forensic medicine department, where she is confronted almost daily with the […]
The new BPS22 exhibition, La Colère de Ludd [Ludd’s Anger], brings together some forty works recently acquired by Hainault Province, most of which are yet to be exhibited at the museum. Exploring the idea of dispossession, the selected works express not only the experience of upheaval, occupation, destruction and exhaustion, but also resistance and commitment. Hence […]
Reflecting on some of the most pressing topics facing American democracy, States of Mind: Art and American Democracy is timed to coincide with the 2020 presidential election in order to encourage dialogue around current social and political issues. Many of the works on view examine the status of our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality, while […]
What does it mean to go from carretillera, a handcart porter, to trochera? Quite likely, many of us are unfamiliar with the meaning of the second word; yet it is not a question of rhetoric, it denotes resignation. The question strikes us when we approach the exhibition “The Stone”; it looms large when one lives […]
Póker de damas [Ladies’ Poker] is an attempt to intervene in how Karla, a trans sex worker who was brutally killed in Ciudad Juárez in 2015, is remembered. This action is an elegy that addresses the condition of Latin American trans women living in Mexico and in Switzerland by capturing part of a dialogue held on May […]
Mecarõ. Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection is the first institutional presentation of Catherine Petitgas’ collection. A significant figure in the recognition of contemporary Latin American art in Europe, she has been collecting works for over twenty years. Her collection today consists of more than 900 works. The exhibition presented at the Hôtel des collections unites a […]