#NoMeCansaré explores a number of practices that, between art and social mobilization, express and give shape to present-day demands in a country where violence overwhelms and surpasses the government, giving rise to a shapeless and hard-to-define machine of war.
In the mid-1990s, the Argentine historian Roberto Amigo used the notion of “aesthetic practices of political praxis” to name a series of actions carried out against the Argentine dictatorship, whose center was the action known as the “Siluetazo.” This description allows us to explore actions that go beyond what we normally understand as “art” because they are practices that are not the responsibility of an individual author but rather of lengthy collaborative work processes that are nevertheless part of our cultural horizon.
To think about the social processes that interrogate the complex realities of Mexico, it is essential to approach the vocabularies and forms that generate these ways of doing. These material approaches allow us to question how the visibility and communication of the intricate political process operates.
This exhibition does not seek a precise delimitation, which is impossible when dealing with live processes in constant mutation, and nor does it intend to show all existing conflicts. The intention is to present the tools and strategies some agents are working with and that allow us to understand, on the one hand, the transformation of political practices and, on the other, the material forms they take to make their demands visible. Its radical character lies in the urgency and the forms of imagination that they set in motion.
Participants: César Martínez; Contingente Láser Tag; Fuentes Rojas; Redretro Sistema de Transporte Onírico; Data Cívica; Horizontal; Rexiste; Geocomunes; María Salguero; Ruta Antimonumentos por la memoria, Juanpablo Avendaño, Siempreotravez, Casa el hijo del ahuizote, Sandra Calvo and Yutsil Cruz.
Curators: Helena Chávez Mac Gregor, Sol Henaro, Alejandra Labastida
68 + 50
Authors : Helena Chávez Mac Gregor, Arden Decker, Pilar García, Adolfo Gilly, Sol Henaro, Alejandra Labastida, Antonio Martínez Velázquez, Annabela Tournon y Álvaro Vázquez Mantecón
Language : Spanish & English
Editor: MUAC-UNAM, RM