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'Ebullición', a Group Show at Kunstraum Am Schauplatz, Vienna

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Angelika Loderer, Untitled (Calle Parras), 2017
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Sangree, Neanderthalensis, 2019 / Alma Saladin + Marco Rountree, Untitled, 2019
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Alma Saladin + Marco Rountree, Untitled, 2019
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Sangree, Neanderthalensis, 2019 / Andrew Birk, Por Donde Da Gana, 2019 / Karla Kaplun, Puffia Roll 1, 2019
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Karla Kaplun, Puffia Roll 1, 2019
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Karla Kaplun, Bratz 1, 2019
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Jose Eduardo Barajas, Estás a punto de recibir una guía muy especial que revela cómo puedes ganar miles de dólares en línea en los próximos noventa días o menos (series), 2019
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Sofia Cruz, The duality is dead: the sky together with the earth (1/3 & 2/3), 2018 / Paloma Contreras Lomas. Fidel Velázquez no ha muerto, 2019
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Sofia Cruz, The duality is dead: the sky together with the earth (1/3 & 2/3), 2018
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Paloma Contreras Lomas, Still from Fidel Velázquez no ha muerto, 2019
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Victoire Barbot, Ala caída, Génie tombant, 2019
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Juan Caloca, Witch nose, 2018
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Daniel Hüttler, Hermeks A.K.A. Swamp, 2019
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Matias Solar, Cloud Point 07 HK, 2019
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Karla Kaplun, Bratz 1, 2019
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Pablo Cendejas, Kilo de ayuda, 2019
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Jose Eduardo Barajas, Estás a punto de recibir una guía muy especial que revela cómo puedes ganar miles de dólares en línea en los próximos noventa días o menos (series), 2019
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Prras! Collective, Pit Crew (Bodysuits), 2019
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Ana Segovia, Fishy, 2018 / Lucia Vidales, Before and After, 2019 / Madeline Jimenez Santil, La monstruosidad está en la mirada del observador, 2019 / Allan Villavicencio, Pulpo, 2019 / Maximiliano León, Untitled, 2019
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Ana Segovia, Fishy, 2018 / Lucia Vidales, Before and After, 2019
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Madeline Jimenez Santil, La monstruosidad está en la mirada del observador, 2019
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Lilly Pfalzer, Las Trenzas, 2018
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Lilly Pfalzer, Still from Las Trenzas, 2018
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Angelika Loderer, Untitled (Av. Francisco Sosa), 2017
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Juan Caloca, Clown nose, 2018 / Chic@s de plástico, 2018
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Juan Caloca, Clown nose, 2018
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Juan Caloca, Chic@s de plástico, 2018
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Sofia Cruz, The duality is dead: the sky together with the earth (3/3), 2018 / Maximiliano León, Untitled, 2019 / Isreal Urmeer, La Ventana, 2019
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Maximiliano León, Untitled, 2019 / Isreal Urmeer, La Ventana, 2019 / Christian Camacho, Eye Flora VI, 2019 / Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Recargarte blanco sobre blanco sobre blanco, 2019
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Maximiliano León, Untitled, 2019
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Isreal Urmeer, La Ventana, 2019
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Christian Camacho, Eye Flora VI, 2019
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Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Recargarte blanco sobre blanco sobre blanco, 2019

"That which is composed of constituents to form a unified whole, not in the manner of a heap, but as a syllable, is evidently more than the sum of its constituents. A syllable is not the sum of their sounds; ba is not the same as b plus a [...] So the syllable is something for itself; it’s not just her lute, but something else."

Aristotle: Metaphysics 1 

In the last few years Mexico City has experienced an internationally acclaimed boom as a result of a multi-faceted net of factors. Balancing a delicate equilibrium of safety for outsiders, and a violently corrupt reality, the mega city is on its way of becoming a world capital for culture and tourism, mirroring successful capitalist models but – literally –  built on shaky ground. 

Integrating the affluence and influence of internationalism through the waves of artists and young professionals floating in and out of Mexico as one very specific type of global tourism, the creative scene in the city looks very different now than it did in the 90s. The question is, how does a particular idiosyncrasy survive processes of exoticization in the market of identities, while thriving in a world of new demands? 

Organized by Maximiliano León, Andrew Birk and Lukas Willmann, Ebullición presents the work of twenty-six artists based in or associated with Mexico City for the first time in Vienna. The show brings a selection of active agents in the field, from artists to music collectives, to map out the extent of this diverse network. Creating their own structures outside of insititutionalised formats, artists and creatives have found that mutual recognition and generational support are the most effective ways of achieving visibility and agency. In a place with a polarized and unstable socio-economical base, and during times of attention as currency, true cooperation appears as the only way that the independent parts can benefit from the force of the whole.  

— Sira Pizà

1 Translated into German by Adolf Lasson, Jena 1907, p. 129

6.6.19 — 15.8.19

Allan Villavicencio, Sofia Cruz, Christian Camacho, Lucia Vidales, Juan Caloca, Madeline Jimenez Santil, Jose Eduardo Barajas, Prras! Collective, Sangree, Karla Kaplun, Matias Solar, Victoire Barbot, Maximiliano León, Ana Segovia, NAAFI, Lilly Pfalzer, Andrew Birk, Alma Saladin & Marco Rountree, Pablo Cendejas, Daniel Hüttler, Andy Medina, Angelika Loderer, Isreal Urmeer, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba

Photo by kunst-dokumentation.com

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