Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City is an exhibition that is loosely inspired by the travels of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in Yucatan, Chiapas and Central America in 1839 and 1841, and the trip made in 1969 by Robert Smithson in the southeast peninsula. It brings together works by the following Modern and contemporary artists: Alias Editorial, Lara Almarcegui, Jürgen K. Brüggemann, Stefan Brüggemann, Mariana Castillo Deball, Frederick Catherwood, Claude-Joseph Desiré Charnay, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon and Augustus Le Plongeon, Sam Durant, Cyprien Gaillard, Mario García Torres, Alex Hubbard, Leandro Katz, Pierre Leguillon, Mauricio Maillé / Gabriel Orozco / Mauricio Rocha, Jeremy Millar, Jonathan Monk, Henry Moore, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Beatriz Santiago, Yann Sérandour, Cerith Wyn Evans and the spirit of Robert Smithson. The show is a project by Pablo León de la Barra.
This video shows impressions of the opening of the exhibition, including a fireworks piece by Cerith Wyn Evans titled “Everything here looks like it’s still under construction, and it’s already a ruin.”
The Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum (Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo) in Mexico City was opened in 1981. It houses the collection of the Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991). The museum shows not only the work of Rufino Tamayo and his collection, but also presents temporary exhibitions of the work of contemporary international artists. The museum was designed by the Mexican architects Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky. The building was opened in 1981 and received the National Prize for Architecture in the same year.
Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City. Opening reception, July 7, 2011. Video by VernissageTV correspondent Jacinto Astiazarán.
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