Queen City art center: Vamos a festejar

“But I'm on the Guest List!” 2007, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset (1961 & 1969), Stainless steel, varnished wood 228 x 116 x 21cm, Courtesy La Colección Jumex, México

     (NWPR) – Coming on view Saturday, September 18 at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, “Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex” is one of the largest private collections, based in Mexico City, of international contemporary art in the world, especially Latin America. This first time collection to ever be exhibited in the United States was initially on view through March at the Bass Museum in Miami, Florida with a concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, was co-organized with CAC that has expanded the exhibit’s theme honoring Mexico’s Bicentennial and the Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Doy Fe” 1998, Gabriel Kuri (Mexican, b. 1970), Glass panel cabinet, pork rind-shaped glass 150 x 141.5 x 120.5 cm, Courtesy La Colección Jumex, México

     CAC’s (we will party aka vamos a festejar) celebrations run from 6:00-8:00 pm for various members levels on Friday, September 17, and thereafter free and open to the public. For more detail information, call 513.345.8400 or visit: www.contemporaryartscenter.org. The show remains on view through January 30, 2011.

     The collection is displayed in a cultural side-by-side ‘framing’ of artworks by inter-generational artists from Mexico with those of other country origins.  These comparisons are vital as they show the visual work-to-work narrative, providing the central point of reference among them individually as well as in a cluster. Four sections make up the show: a series of artist profiles, urban anthropology, art about art, and text in art.

     The artists included are: Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, John Baldessari, Stefan Brüggemann, Maurizio Cattelan, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Ale de la Puente, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Claire Fontaine, Claire Fontaine, Reena Spauldings and Bernadette Corporation, Mario Garcia Torres, Douglas Gordon, Daniel Guzmán, Jonathan Hernández, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Gabriel Kuri, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jonathan Monk, ‘Moris’ Israel Meza Moreno, Sarah Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Damian Ortega, Richard Pettibone, Jack Pierson, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, Rosemarie Trockel, Kelley Walker, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, and Cerith Wyn Evans.

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