By transforming guns into art and everyday objects, the artist hopes to transform culture itself.
In Response to Backlash, Mexico City Reverses Decision on Artist to Replace Columbus Statue
Many had protested Reyes’s appointment, calling for the project to involve Indigenous artists and incorporate their proposals.
Criticism Grows Around Artist Chosen to Replace Mexico City’s Columbus Monument
“[We] find it inadmissible that Pedro Reyes, a male artist who does not identify as Indigenous, was selected to represent ‘the Indigenous woman,'” says the group.
¡Adiós, Colón! Sculpture of Indigenous Woman Will Replace Mexico City’s Columbus
A new piece created by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes depicting an Olmec woman is slated to go up on October 12.
A visit to Pedro Reyes’s politically themed haunted house may be scarier than you think.
A Warehouse Haunted by American Political Horrors
Doomocracy, artist Pedro Reyes’s new project for Creative Time, is part haunted house and part immersive theater.
Navigating the Recent Wave of Renegade Seafaring in Art
WATER MILL, NY — On the same day the Apollo 11 Lunar Module touched down on the Moon, an art collective in Japan was rowing on a giant white arrow down the rivers between Kyoto and Osaka.
The Fight to Save a Land Art Masterpiece in the Heart of Mexico City
Situated within one of Mexico City’s remaining areas of untouched land, Espacio Escultórico is considered by many as one of Latin America’s most significant works of land art.
In Middle America, a Survey of Art from Latin America
DETROIT — The central piece, and the one that immediately draws the eye when entering the main gallery of United States of Latin America at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, is a full wall mural by Minerva Cuevas entitled “America.”
The (New) Handgun Aesthetic
OAKLAND, Calif. — We’ve all seen the moment in movies when the hero, villain, or unwitting victim has to stare down the barrel of a gun.
Domesticity as Subversion at Miami Art Basel
MIAMI — This morning the mother of all Miami art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), opened its doors for a press and VIP preview. Although it was pretty crowded for a preview day, the fair also felt calm and subdued. And the art matched the tone: much of what was on view seemed safe — tried and true artists whose work might amuse, arouse, or provoke, but not offend.
As I wandered around, though, I remembered that quiet isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it can create a space for humor or contemplation. And scattered throughout the fair I found a good number of artworks that embraced that space by way of domesticity.
Can Art Replace Therapy?
Welcome to New York City’s newest treatment center. You pay fifteen dollars to enter a desolate concrete basement filled with men and women in lab coats. They hand you pillows to sit on and advise you to close your eyes and visualize your problems, to later be treated by an assortment of self-improvement exercises. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes is the Gestalt and Marxist-influenced mastermind behind this mental ward, and he’s here to solve all your city-induced psychological stress.