The “Portadores de Sentido” exhibition at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico, presents works acquired between 1990 and 2015 by the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection (CPPC). It contains works by 70 artists from 16 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cinthia Marcelle, PIPA 2010 finalist, takes part in the showing.
The exhibition´s curatorial premise is to investigate possible dialogs between the collection of contemporary art and the other segments that the CPPC collects, like modern art, colonial art, art from travelling artists of the 19th century, and ethnographic objects from the bed of the Orinoco River, Venezuela´s main river.
The curator is Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, who used to be director of the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, Holland, and the contemporary art curator of the CPPC. Her objective is to show the artists as analytical thinkers, sensitive to their surroundings – true Portadores de Sentido, directly translated to: carriers of meaning.
Hernandez Chong Cuy identified four recurring themes for the pieces:
- Insertions: Theories and ethnographic methods
- Excursions: Geography and territory
- Concrete environments: The urban environment
- Mediations: The social impact of methods of mass communication
“Portadores de Sentido- Arte Contemporáneo en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros”, collective with Cinthia Marcelle
Curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
From February 9th to July 22nd
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