Double Skin

Yto Barrada

Exhibition

22-06-2019 - 08-09-2019

Performance / Fraccionar

Michelangelo Miccolis

Performance

24-04-2019 - 25-04-2019

FRACCIONAR

Curated by Inti Guerrero

Exhibition

02-02-2019 - 05-05-2019

Garden with Pigeons in Flight

DANH VO

Exhibition

05-11-2018 - 13-01-2019

Objeto Gráfico

MIRA SCHENDEL

Activation

01-10-2018 - 31-10-2018

Architecture. The Destruction of Space

Franz Erhard Walther

Publication

01-09-2018

Franz Erhard Walther: Talk with João Fernandes

JOÃO FERNANDES

Public Program

29-08-2018

Determinations of Proportion

FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER

Exhibition

12-05-2018 - 30-09-2018

Gabriela Jáuregui reads Samuel Beckett

GABRIELA JÁUREGUI

Public Program

15-03-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Exhibition

03-02-2018 - 15-04-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Publication

03-02-2018

Writings about art

MARIUS DE ZAYAS

Publication

19-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Performance

01-12-2017 - 02-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Exhibition

01-12-2017 - 28-01-2018

Comedy Without Solution

GERMÁN CUETO

Performance

27-10-2017 - 31-10-2017

From installation Fontes

CILDO MEIRELES

Activation

28-08-2017 - 25-09-2017

Mármol Rosa

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Exhibition

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Untitled

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Intervention

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Conversation about art and architecture

MONIKA SOSNOWKA & FRIDA ESCOBEDO

Public Program

18-05-2017

Transformable Spatial Structure

SANDÚ DARIÉ

Activation

29-04-2017 - 31-05-2017

Dying on stage

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Public Program

25-04-2017

Conversation about the role of art and archive collecting during the 20th century

JOSÉ MARÍA LAFUENTE & PATRICK CHARPENEL

Public Program

29-03-2017

DADA ZÚRICH

Exhibition

05-02-2017 - 30-04-2017

Hípico

EDGARDO ARAGÓN

Performance

06-11-2016 - 10-12-2016

Round Table

Marius de Zayas

Public Program

16-10-2016

Marius de Zayas

Exhibition

01-10-2016 - 08-01-2017

Secrets

IÑAKI BONILLAS

Exhibition

15-05-2016 - 10-07-2016

Fetishistic Barragán

Exhibition

04-01-2016 - 03-04-2016

Formal encounters

JORGE SATORRE

Intervention

28-08-2017 - 25-09-2017

CILDO MEIRELES
From installation Fontes, 1992

Four carpenter rulers of 2 meters each
55.5 x 48.5 x 15 cm
FEMSA Collection

 

PRESS RELEASE

Projects

From installation Fontes

CILDO MEIRELES

Activation

28-08-2017 - 25-09-2017

For a period of four weeks (August 28th – September 25th, 2017) an artwork from FEMSA Collection will be installed in one of the several rooms in Casa Luis Barragán to establish a dialogue with the house and its legacy, accentuating the importance of the spaces created by the architect.

For this second activation from FEMSA Collection, an artwork by Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles has been installed in the horseback riding closet that belonged to Luis Barragán. The way in which the work is displayed, it encourages a direct interaction with the furniture, architecture and light in the given space; with this patrimonial oeuvre an experience of paradoxical perception experience is created.

The concept of the piece has two functions, one as a flexible object, the object per se, and one as container and content. Furthermore, the artwork by Meireles, delimits its own object physique and measures the extension and size of its surroundings. 

 

CILDO MEIRELES
b. 1948
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Cildo Meireles was born in Rio de Janeiro but moved to Brasilia during his youth, where he first met the modern and contemporary art sphere. In 1963, Meireles began his art and focused his development in the production of figurative and expressionist photography. Nevertheless, during this period he was also involved with the Brazilian neo-concrete artists whom aspired to ponder about art as a language that transcended the mere visual extent.

As part of the carioca neo-concrete and modernist movement, Meireles accomplishes to inclined himself towards the critical and ethical use of the physical, intellectual and sensorial elements as a disapproval against the ideological system concerning the social and economic aspects during the period of time of the military dictatorship in Brazil and its following decades.

In 1967 he returned to Rio de Janeiro, where he completely abandoned the figurative and expressionist language to center himself in the creation of abstract tridimensional pieces. In that same year, he produced his first installation named Desvio para o Vermelho (Diversion in Red) for the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Fontes, considered one of his most complex and ambitious projects, positioned him as an installation pioneer in the art world.

From 1971 to 1973 he lived in United States, where he completed his conceptual language and emphasized in the appropriation of art objects. In the mid-70s, he explored the sensorial and visual characteristics of the objects used in his installations, creating sculptures that analyzed the conceptual and aesthetic values of geometry.

During the beginning of the 80s, Meireles returned to his former artistic phase to incorporate pictorial elements in his installations and sculptures. Simultaneously, the artist also began to create interactive installations with objects and materials, such as fences and wiring, compounding mazes with a difficulty to navigate through the areas.

In 2008, Tate Modern in London, organized a retrospective of his work placing him as the second Brazilian artist to receive this acknowledgement. In that same year, Meireles was awarded the Premio Velázquez de Artes Plásticas from the Spanish Government, and the Ordway Award granted by the New Museum in New York. In 2013, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Spain, and the Fundação de Serralves, in Portugal, organized the second retrospective of the artist. Meireles’s artwork and trajectory have been recognized several times with numerous retrospectives in Brazil, Finland France, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States, among other countries.

© Estancia FEMSA, 2017. Photographs by Roberto Zempoaltecatl for FEMSA Collection.