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Paola Dávila: in the Water-Sky there is not only blue

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Paola Dávila: in the Water-Sky there is not only blue

by Guillermo Boehler

At Patricia Conde Galería

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Reading time

7 min

Tennyson’s plucking the flower and holding it in his hand, ‘root and all,’ and looking at it, perhaps intently. It is very likely he had a feeling somewhat akin to that of Basho who discovered a nazuna flower by the roadside hedge. But the difference between the two poets is: Basho does not pluck the flower. He just looks at it. He is absorbed in thought. He feels something in his mind, but he does not express it. He lets an exclamation mark say everything he wishes to say. For he has no words to utter; he’s feeling is too full, too deep, and he has no desire to conceptualize it.

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The Last Laugh. Brittany Shepherd at Deli Gallery

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The Last Laugh. Brittany Shepherd at Deli Gallery

by Verana Codina

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Reading time

4 min

Elegance, essence, coctail, three words that could very well sum up the ethos of this exhibition decorate the front of a handbag that Brittany Shepherd found during her visit to Mexico, on the occasion of her recent exhibition The Last Laugh at Deli Gallery.

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The Salt Remains from Another Era. On 'Under the Volcano' by John Isaacs at Travesia Cuatro

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The Salt Remains from Another Era. On 'Under the Volcano' by John Isaacs at Travesia Cuatro

by Bruno Enciso

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Reading time

4 min

Travesia Cuatro gallery showcases Jason Isaacs' (UK, 1968) solo exhibition. Its title is taken from the eponymous novel by Malcolm Lowry, published in 1947, which unfolds in Mexican territory. Besides serving as a possible hint towards the project's intention to match the host country, this title also nudges us to redirect our attention to another era. The focus does not center on the book's timeline but on the lifespan of a volcano: an ancient, dormant presence that predates any civilization. The exhibition text states that the artist visited Pompeii in 2023. The complete obliteration of this site and its neighboring town, Herculaneum, due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, frames the narrative explored in this exhibition.

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Imagining the End of Times: Tales of Annihilation, Apocalypse, and Extinction

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Imagining the End of Times: Tales of Annihilation, Apocalypse, and Extinction

by Mariana Lagunes

At the Museo Nacional de Antropología

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Reading time

6 min

The unfinished Chthulucene must collect up the trash of the Anthropocene, the exterminism of the Capitalocene, and chipping and shredding and layering like a mad gardener, make a much hotter compost pile for still possible pasts, presents, and futures.

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