Neuromante and sustainable madness
By Jade Arroyo
In a country where only one percent of the public budget is earmarked for culture, we might say that culture in Mexico is a luxury, or perhaps seen more as “insanity” by the government than as a crucial element of society.
The art collective Neuromante presents its second “situation” (a term that hints of “happening”), where they invite viewers to think about the sustainability of that insanity that is culture. According to its creators, the exhibition seeks to redefine that exotic world that usually is associated with madness, showing that behind censorship you can find a life logic that can propose real solutions for our world. The exhibition “Locura Sustentable” (Sustainable Madness) was inaugurated Friday, March 28, and will remain open through three months. Hours are the same as those of the other salas at Bellas Artes.
Colectivo Neuromante is an open, experimental art collective formed by Alessandro Alviani, Denisse Baca, Antonio Chaurand, Fernando Morales, Elsa Velazco and Alejandra Mendoza as a guest artist. Their proposal of work is experimental and contemporary, seeking to create dynamic processes and interact with the viewer and promote independent thought through creative and artistic dialogue. El Neuromante’s venue is within El Nigromante Cultural Center (better known as Bellas Artes). To learn more about the project and find out about upcoming events, visit their Facebook page NEUROMANTE.