Hilario Galguera Gallery is pleased to present Theatre of Operations, dual exhibition by Enrique Ježik and Joaquín Segura. The show opens on September 21st at 16:00 h. during Gallery Weekend CDMX and will run through November 2nd, 2018.
Creating an historical and current review on the nature of power and its abuses on social and political structures, Enrique Ježik and Joaquín Segura build their artistic practices through different media, reflecting on certain events that clearly represent the human complexity and the conditions that prevail in the world today. Theatre of Operations presents 12 pieces that converse and analyze themes such as violence, resistance and rebellion which in turn have a strong aesthetic load and a complex formal resolution.
Enrique Ježik’s work is influenced by his interest on surveillance, urban transgression, war (seen also through its historical processes), complex and violent international relationships, riots as the social matrix and the way media handles these subjects. Ježik performs actions of destructive character with weapons and machinery that arise from mankind’s desire for power and uses images of intelligence as archeological media. His artistic production includes drawing, sculpture, performance, videos and texts.
Joaquín Segura approaches - through actions, installations, interventions and photographic works - political incidents that exist on the collective worldview, which, with a narrative construction that magnifies and quasi-novelises real events, he turns them into fiction, commonly erasing the line between reality and conspiracy theory. Segura reflects on the phenomenology of violence, sociopolitical microclimates, the concept of asymmetrical history and the current role of the notion of ideology.
Enrique Ježik (Córdoba, Argentina, 1961) lives and works in Mexico City. His exhibitions in diverse institutions include Posible advertencia, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual (2017), Desmonte, Fundación Alumnos 47 (2012), Destruir, obstruir, ocultar, MUAC (2011), Práctica (200 cartuchos calibre 12, 78 balas 9 mm), Centro Cultural Universitario Tlaletolco (2009), Observaciones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil (1995), Museo Universitario del Chopo (1991), Mexico City, Mexico; En defensa propia, Espacio de Arte / Fundación OSDE (2018), Declaración formada por treinta y seis esculturas, Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti (2014), Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others. He was granted — National Fund for the Arts Grant “Sistema Nacional de Creadores” in two ocasions.
Joaquín Segura (Mexico City, Mexico, 1980) lives and works in Mexico City. His work has been exhibited in solo and grupo shows in Mexico, USA, Europe and Asia in venues such as Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, La Panadería, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; El Museo del Barrio, Anthology Film Archives, White Box & apexart, New York, USA; LA><ART, MoLAA, Los Ángeles, USA; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscú, Russia; Fort Worth Modern Art Museum,Texas, USA; Denver Contemporary Art Museum, Denver, USA.
Between 2012 - 2017 he undertook some residency programs and investigation sojourns in places sucha as Hangar –Centre de Producció i Recerca d‘Arts Visuals, Barcelona, Spain; MeetFactory – International Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic; Impakt Foundation, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico; and Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon, Seoul, South Korea. In 2008 - 2009 he was a resident artist at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA and in 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA.
He is a founding member and board advisor of SOMA.
Theatre of Operations, will remain open until November 2nd, 2018.
Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 - 17:30 hrs. Friday: 11:00 - 14:00 hrs.