Thiago Martins de Melo participates in La diosa verde reloaded, a group show at MAZ (Muzeo de Arte de Zapopan) curated by Dorothée Dupuis and taking place from March 18th to August 15th, 2021. It brings together 22 Mexican and foreign artists – most of them are emerging ones or in the middle of their careers – and it can be read as a portrait of a certain generation of visual artists currently working in Mexico. The title of the exhibition, “La diosa verde reloaded”, was taken from The Matrix movie saga, and it seeks to reinforce both the reference to technology and pop culture in general, as an unsurpassed landmark for any visual art production nowadays.
Read a bit about the exhibition bellow:
“The synesthetic landscapes composed by the works that are part of La diosa verde reloaded seek to discuss the drastic alterations that have affected the human, plant and animal kingdoms since the last century; and they refer to the contemporary technological relationship that we have with our environment, as well as with other systems of understanding it, such as the ones of the original peoples of the Americas. By putting in constant tension the idea of ruin – not only the urban ruin or disappeared civilizations, but also the ruins of the ideals of modernity –, the exhibition references to landscapes, imaginary gardens, mythical or historical representations of nature in relation to art, indigenous cosmologies, spirituality, technology and science fiction. The works as plant elements of a botanical garden, architectural modules and characters, intertwine in a deliberately apocalyptic, exotic and didactic set at the same time, and highlight the ambiguities of the concepts of nature, authenticity and exploitation”.
To read more about the group show, click here.
We translated parts of the text to English, for it is only available in Spanish.