Emissaries for Things Abandoned by Gods

Curated by Elena Filipovic

Exhibition

21-09-2019 - 15-12-2019

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

02-02-2019 - 05-05-2019

Related projects 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

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Projects

FRACCIONAR

Curated by Inti Guerrero

Exhibition

02-02-2019 - 05-05-2019

Gideon Appah (Ghana), José Bedia (Cuba/USA), Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker (Panama), Miguel Covarrubias (Mexico), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Julio Galán (Mexico), José Limón (Mexico/USA), (Liliana Maresca (Argentina), Diego Matthai (Mexico), John Pule (Niue/New Zealand), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Chucho Reyes (Mexico), Rosa Rolanda (USA/Mexico), and Ming Wong (Singapore/Germany).

Estancia FEMSA-Casa Luis Barragán presents Fraccionar, an exhibition curated by Inti Guerrero. The show brings together artworks by living and historical artists as well as design furniture, and archival material; these which have been placed at certain locations of the house, as a way to connect with the original use of a room, or to highlight the presence of an object, furniture or artwork placed by Barragán himself. Fraccionar intends to enable moments during which the aggressive and hostile (real) world outside the walls of the house finds ways to permeate its interiors, thus perverting the spiritual serenity that often characterizes concepts around ‘refuge’ in Barragán’s architecture –isolated interiors that protect the individual’s psyche from the angst of modern life.

From a wealth of angles and contexts, the artworks presented in Fraccionar take on a variety of contentious issues related to history and contemporary societies. These subjects range from narratives of colonialism in given latitudes to queer subjectivities in conservative societies; class tensions inherent to social dynamics, and the informal architecture found in many Latin American cities. Infiltrating these disquieting issues within Casa Luis Barragán’s controlled, visually sublime and mythic environment, the show invites reflections—as political as they are poetic and emotional—on the architect’s legacy. Through a prism of subjectivities, Fraccionar highlights the fragility and chaos inherent to human existence as well as our negotiations with Barragán’s timeless spaces’ beauty and serenity.

Fraccionar features two works from the FEMSA Collection, and is accompanied by a bilingual publication which includes a 1985 essay by Juan Acha (1916-1995) on Barragán, and promotional ads of El Pedregal known as Fraccionamiento Jardines del Pedregal de San Angel; the gated neighborhood traced by Barragán, referenced in the exhibition’s title

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Inti Guerrero, is the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London. He is based in Hong Kong and Manila where he is currently working as the Artistic Director of the non-profit art foundation Bellas Artes Projects.