There is a natural language I perceived in the pieces I selected. Across the formal and the sculptural transpires some humor; there exists a soft tension between structures, a style that is unexpectedly relaxed and brings us to a moment of expectation while contemplating these works.
Artists like Manzoni, Goeritz, Picasso, and Art & Language confirm their atemporal state more so than historical values, and give notice to moments which are unique in artistic practices, that have affected the way in which we see and think about art.
The suggestions I chose of contemporary artists—including the youngest ones—connect these semantics, where the formal structure has intervened with another invisible element; language. The selection that I present, shows a concordance that’s more visual, they are pieces of systematic vocation, which naturally integrate into themselves with a cunning wink of the eye.
Jose Dávila, Monochrome Vernacular, 2013, at Travesia Cuatro
Fabiola Torres-Alzaga, Untitled Butterfly (#2), at Steve Turner Contemporary
Edgar Orlaineta, Totem After Ettore Sottsas, 2013, at Steve Turner Contemporary
Lorna Simpson, Black Curl, 2013, at Salon 94
Marie Lund, Beginning Happening 15, 2013, at Proyectos Monclova
Mathias Goeritz, Figuras con triangulos de madera, circa 1983, at Oscar Roman
Pablo Picasso, Nature Morte au Bougeoir et a la Cruche, 1937, at Opera Gallery
Sarah Crowner, Lemon and Lime (Ojai), 2014, at Galerie Nordenhake
Sarah Crowner, Flying Painting, 2014, at Galerie Nordenhake
Iván Krassoievitch, Stay, 2014, at Machete
Manuel Rocha Iturbide, El Eterno Retorno – The eternal recurrence, versión Nº 2 para tambor de orquesta, medidas variables, pieza única + pa, 2013, at le laboratoire
Birgir Andrésson, All this and the earth as well, 2005, at i8
Pia Camil, 2013, at Galería OMR
Art & Language, Official Squares Again, 2009-2010, at Galería Juana de Aizpuru
Piero Manzoni, Achrome (from the Azimut Series), 1960-1961, at CARDI / CARDI BLACK BOX
Michel François, Crumpled (One from the Other), 2013, at Bortolami
Michel François, Not Yet Titled, 2010, at Bortolami
Dario Escobar, Untitled No. 1, 2014, atJosée Bienvenu
Dario Escobar, Untitled No. 2, 2014, atJosée Bienvenu
Siobhan Hapaska, A wolf, an olive tree and circumstances, 2014, at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
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