Ciudad Juárez Art Museum, Ciudad Juárez, Chih, Mexico.
July 15 – September 18, 2016
Artists: Wilson Díaz, Juan David Laserna, Gabriela Pinilla, Edwin Sánchez, Reyes Santiago Rojas, Andrés Felipe Uribe, Jorge Luis Vaca Forero, Ana María Villate, TransHisTor(ia) Team
Project Supported by the Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia.
The title of the show Fallas de Origen, on the one hand, accounts for the strange familiarity that Colombia and México share without neglecting their own complexity. And on the other, it takes the title of the installation by Wilsón Díaz that during its preparation for the Museum of Modern Art in Paris in 2001, within the curatorship of Carlos Basualdo "Da adversidade vivemos", the Parisian museum refused to accept the shipment of coca plant seeds for legal reasons and where in exchange it offered the option of using seeds from a plant with leaves and characteristics similar to those of coca.
The works presented in this exhibition is a repertoire that serves as a mirror to the context of Ciudad Juárez, which with flaws of origin could fail, but show us similarities and critical visions of how these artists have approached their own reality.