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Upcoming exhibitions at Museo Jumex

Gego: Measuring Infinity
October 19, 2022–February 5, 2023
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One of the most significant postwar artists in Latin America, Gertrud Goldschmidt (also known as Gego; born in Hamburg in 1912; died in Caracas in 1994), is the subject of this global survey of her work. Her interdisciplinary artistic output is traced through a variety of related but distinct fields, including architecture, design, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fabric, site-specific installations, spatial interventions, public art, and pedagogy. The exhibition, which is arranged chronologically, features more than 120 pieces in a range of media from the early 1950s to the early 1990s, covering every phase of the artist’s career.

Gego: Measuring Infinity is organized by Museo Jumex, Mexico City; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand—MASP.

The exhibition was developed by Julieta González, Artistic Director, Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; Pablo León de la Barra, Curator at Large, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, and former Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand—MASP; in collaboration with Tanya Barson, former Chief Curator, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Michael Wellen, Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, London.

Coordinated at Museo Jumex by Cindy Peña, Curatorial Assistant.

Lari Pittman: Lo Que Se Ve, Se Pregunta
November 4, 2022–February 26, 2023
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The retrospective exhibition Lo Que Se Ve, Se Pregunta features the work of American artist Lari Pittman (b. 1952), whose arresting and complex paintings have since the 1980s challenged pictorial space, cultural representation, and visual culture. The exhibition features recent and new works by Pittman, with a focus on Latin American visual and popular cultures, which have long served as important and recurring references in the artist’s work.

The exhibition’s name alludes to Mexican pop singer Juan Gabriel, who famously said, “If you can see it, don’t question it” in response to inquiries regarding his sexual orientation.

Pittman’s inversion of this sentiment insists on questioning what we see, reflecting his own constant inquiry of what is and is not visible.

Organized by Museo Jumex, Mexico City, in partnership with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Guest Curator Connie Butler, Curator in Chief, Hammer Museum with Adriana Kuri Alamillo, Curatorial Assistant, Museo Jumex.

Minerva Cuevas: Game Over
November 26, 2022–February 26, 2023
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Game Over, a participatory artwork that examines ideas of play, ecology, and urban growth, will be on display at Museo Jumex. As a reflection of social developments over the past century, Minerva Cuevas (Mexico City, 1975) develops references to playgrounds and modern landscapes in her piece.

In connection with Game Over, Museo Jumex will display works by Cuevas that have recently been a part of her research process, including the Berlin-shot film No Room to Play (2019).

Organized by Museo Jumex; Curated by Marielsa Castro Vizcarra, Associate Curator, and Adriana Kuri Alamillo, Curatorial Assistant.

Cartier Design: A Living Legacy
March 15–May 14, 2023
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An exploration of the history of the Maison and its renowned jewels is provided via the exhibition Cartier Design: A Living Legacy. But more importantly, it tells the story of the Cartier aesthetic, including the vocabulary used, the quality of the craftsmanship, and how this vocabulary was passed down down the ages. The display demonstrates how Cartier Living Heritage serves as a motivating source for designers as their creative repertoires continue to develop as a result of the Maison’s enduring and universal fascination from generation to generation.

Exhibition organized by Museo Jumex in collaboration with Maison Cartier.

Curator: Ana Elena Mallet; Exhibition Designer: Frida Escobedo.

Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts 
April 1–September 17, 2023
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The first thorough examination of Jannis Kounellis in Mexico is presented in this exhibition (Greece, 1936–Italy, 2017). As a key figure in the 1960s and early 1970s Italian Arte Povera movement, Kounellis had a significant impact on succeeding generations of artists all over the world. The exhibition, which contains over 50 pieces, provides the most thorough evaluation of his career to date. The exhibition revisits Kounellis’ avant-garde style, exploring renowned artworks that have never or rarely been shown before.

Organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. Curators: Vincenzo de Bellis, Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center; and Kit Hammonds, Chief Curator at Museo Jumex, Mexico City; with Cindy Peña, Curatorial Assistant, Museo Jumex.

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