October 13 — November 24, 2012

Cosmopolitanism

This exhibition features work by artists who address the culture of specific places from an international, cosmopolitan point of view. Specific urban environments or specific cultural practices, for example, are considered through the apparently universal medium of digital video, which can be viewed from anywhere in any context.  All the artists here have experience living and working in multiple different countries, an experience which may generate both creative tension and critical insight into both “home” and “away” cultures.  These works employ a wide variety of formal techniques, engaging in dialogues with a range of different contexts.

Artists in the exhibition are Salvador Ricalde, Mauricio Limón, Humberto Duque, Héctor Zamora, Verena Grimm,
Enrique Ježik and Tatiana Parcero.

About the curator:

Dr. Benjamin Lima is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Texas Arlington. His current book project investigates how experimental and event-based work in the 1960s, such as Fluxus and Happenings, engaged with themes of war and other traumatic violence ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War. He has a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University, an M.A. in visual studies from the University of California at Irvine, and an A.B. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University.