Mauricio Guillén, An Alphabet, 2011. Image description: On a wooden shelf attached to a wooden wall is a leporello on which are depicted in alphabetical order people who, for example, because of their social status, correspond to the respective letter depicted.
Mauricio Guillén, An Alphabet, 2011. Image description: On a wooden shelf attached to a wooden wall is a leporello on which are depicted in alphabetical order people who, for example, because of their social status, correspond to the respective letter depicted.

Mauricio Guillén

Avenida Progreso

The work of the Mexican-born artist Mauricio Guillén (b. 1971) encompasses film, photography, text works and objects. Guillén combines personal experience with the conceptual strategies he uses to explore how images and language influence our understanding of culture and history.
The chief focus of the exhibition at the ZOLLAMTMMK will be Guillén’s most recent 16-mm black-and-white film Avenida Progreso, for which he returned to Mexico City, where he spent his childhood and teenage years.

The chief focus of the exhibition at the ZOLLAMTMMK will be Guillén’s most recent 16-mm black-and-white film Avenida Progreso, for which he returned to Mexico City, where he spent his childhood and teenage years. The film story leads the viewer through the districts of Polanco, Irrigación and Oceanía to the end of the Avenida Progreso. A professor of philosophy and aesthetics is the main protagonist in this anachronistic journey along streets of which many bear the names of such European philosophers and literary figures as Goethe, Byron, Marx, Tolstoi and Aristoteles.
In this film, Guillén investigates social and cultural differences within a society that is undergoing a process of change but nevertheless still reflects the impact of the cultural import brought about by colonization.

Questions about the emergence and distribution of knowledge and education in society are of key importance to the artist’s work. The film will be supplemented by photographs and text works.

The exhibition is supported by Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung zur Förderung junger Künstler.

Exhibition

28 Juli — 16 September 2012

ZOLLAMTMMK

Domstraße 3
60311 Frankfurt am Main


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