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Kunsthaus Santa Fé presents “Dilation”

By Ana Quiroz

Next Friday, December 13, at 7pm, Kunsthaus Santa Fé presents “Dilation” a group exhibiton from the Collection of Kunsthaus Santa Fé curated by Grisell Villasana. The exhibition includes among other artists: Erika Harrsch, Sean Kernan, Félix Curto, Iván Puig, Carla Rippey, Markus Döhne, Daniela Edburg, Leonardo Ramírez, Jean Marie Häesslé, Félix González Torres, Javier Ornelas, Janet Belotto, Federico Gama, Perla Krauze, Juan Meliá, Yasuhiro Imai, Alonso Mateo, Dianne Pearce, David Leib, Hugo Lugo, Manfred Lohmar, Moisés Argüello, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Paula Braswell, Jordi Boldó, Saúl Villa. Artists from Mexico, Japan, Germany, Spain, Cuba, etc., will be combined with design objects by Villasana, Plasencia et al.

Fri, Dec 13, 7pm
Kunsthaus Santa Fé
Santa Fé 22A
Colonia Allende

In this case the curator explores the suspension of time, cyclical time and the time-memory from the pieces from the Kunsthaus collection. Stopping a moment to find meaning in a world that does not stop under the unrelenting pace of time conceived by us. The effect called time dilation occurs when two observers move at different speeds, and time ceases to be the same for both. Pure relativity. This phenomenon associated with the severity and speed affects time — and not just perceptually. It is already proven that clocks run slower at sea level than in the stratosphere. This serves a pretext for reading a series of images, and to give us the opportunity to observe time and glimpse at what happens in that suspended reality.

The exhibited pieces from the Kunsthaus Collection and the curator´s own collection are combined in this case with a unusual museography in the space of the gallery along with design objects from Villasana, Plasencia et al. from León, Guanajuato. Grisell Villasana has a vast experience in contemporary art thru many years, directing two galleries in León, besides several positions in cultural institutions and museums of Mexico, is now a resident of San Miguel de Alende. The exhibition will remain open until February 2014. Kunsthaus Santa Fé has a new web page, that will focus on the Collection and the new exhibitions, and will eventually have all the previous exhibitions held in this space since 1997.


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