Rounding out our Sundance coverage, here’s a look at some of the most exciting visual arts-focused films that debuted at the festival.
The Limits of Art in One of Mexico’s Most Violent Cities
The city where I grew up, Culiacán, is home to three generations of drug lords — and a peculiar outdoor garden filled with contemporary art.
Contemporary Latin America as Told by Insiders and Outsiders
MEXICO CITY — TRUE STORY at Proyectos Monclova creates a complex interpretation of Latin America’s “truth,” invoking conversations about extreme image production, the distribution of information, and artists’ roles as translators of their circumstances.
Everything Is Permitted: Artist-Run Spaces of Mexico City in the 1990s
PHILADELPHIA — In the early 1990s, Mexican artists Daniel Guzmán and Luis Felipe Ortega recreated and recorded on video a selection of works by Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Paul McCarthy. They relied only on written transcriptions.
The Art of Accumulation at a New Orleans Shrine to the Plague Saint
The act of accumulating objects is one of our oldest forms of visual expression.
A View of the Global Art World, from a Mexico City Curator
MEXICO CITY — Critic and historian Cuauhtémoc Medina serves as chief curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea, one of Latin America’s and Mexico City’s most progressive contemporary art institutions.
Can’t-Miss NY Art Events For This Weekend
Even with New York City’s constantly-full calendar of art events, this weekend is packed with shows, activities and sights for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the Festival of New Ideas around the New Museum, plus their Condo show ending this weekend, and see a new public sculpture by sculptor Jaume Plensa.