Lucía Hinojosa and Néstor Quiñones

Curated by Sofia Casarín

Private View:  Thursday 22 of June 6-9 pm

“No son los males violentos los que nos marcan, sino los males sordos, los insistentes, los tolerables, aquellos que forman parte de nuestra rutina y nos minan tan meticulosamente con el Tiempo.”

“It is not the violent blows that mark us, but the insistent, tolerable, muffled blows, those that are part of our routines and so meticulously mine us through Time.”

E.M Cioran

 

Lucía Hinojosa and Néstor Quiñones, two Mexican artists from different generations and practices have worked together in a series of processes that explore the concept and the object of the table, from where multidimensional perceptions of meaning and action emanate.  The Table, object and accomplice of ideological and social behaviors, is explored through the epistemological idea of the phrase Tabula Rasa; the title of the show.

The table is perceived as a silent space that witnesses the transformation of ritual conduct through time. The project integrates social and systemic contemporary paradigms along the event of the rite, and the complicity of the table among these.

 

Lucia Hinojosa (Mexico City, 1987) is a writer and visual artist working with video, text, sound, and performance. In 2013, she co-founded diSONARE, a bilingual editorial project. She received a BFA in Visual & Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts, and is currently studying at SOMA in Mexico City. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally, and her critical writings have appeared in publications like Hyperallergic and The Brooklyn Rail. 

 

Néstor Quiñones (Mexico City, 1967) is a multidisciplinary artist who since the late eighties has maintained a critical view regarding the art world's established conventions and formulas. Through social and political manifestos, Quiñones has created projects which involve not only artistic processes, but permanent concerns for cultural policies in Mexico. Alongside his twin brother Héctor and Ruben Bautista, Quiñones founded La Quionera in 1988, an emblematic space of the art scene in the eighties, which continues to develop experimental projects and exhibitions. 

 

Sofia Casarin (Mexico City, 1988) is an independent curator, art historian and editor of diSONARE, a bilingual editorial project. She holds an MA in Arts and Politics from Goldsmiths University of London, and a double BA in Art History and International Relations from Florida International University. Her curatorial and research interests span implications on the relationship between the political and the aesthetic as well as the role of the artist as civic agent. She lives in Mexico City where among other projects, she works on a cultural initiative towards the advocacy and preservation of native Mexican corn.

Exhibition dates 23 of June to 8 of July

 

TALKS

Nestor Quiñones,  Dr Silvia Montes and Lassla Ezquivel in conversation about the emblematic space La Quiñonera: Saturday 24 of June 4 pm.

 

Talk between curator Sofia Casarín and artists Nestor Quiñones and Lucia Hinojos: Friday 30 of June 6 pm

 

 

Supported by The Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom