Date is an artist who’s biographical data is largely unknown. Strange How Things Work Out presents the work of this enigmatic figure for the first time in a public setting.
Gathered here are three different bodies of work titled by this exhibition’s research: Geometric Coincidences (a prodigious stage represented by a number of oil pastel works that suggest a non-rationalistic approach to geometric forms); Lonely Pedestrianism (intimate drawings and sculptures that indicate an ordinary and somewhat poetic take on astronomy); and Other Realities (contemporary textiles produced after found sketches that insinuate a search towards parallel existences).
Both doing research for and experiencing this presentation, demand non-conformist notions of truth, geography and time. Date’s traces indicate the artist could have been, in fact, a wordly charachter; one that triggered an asynchronous and sometimes unbelivable story.
Influenced by radically dissimilar art movements, and shaped by the unsteady path of foreign writters that pass through Mexico...during the 20th century, Date’s practice insinuate that ideas surrounding coincidence, incompletness, doubt and incoherence had become the leading principles of an extraordinary life.
Mario García Torres
About the curator
Mario García Torres (b. 1975, Monclova, Mexico) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005 and currently lives in Mexico City. Recent individual exhibitions of his work took place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Project Arts Center, Dublin (2013); National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2010); Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2009); Kunsthalle Zürich (2008); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007). He also participated in international exhibitions such as the Berlin Biennial (2014); Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); the São Paulo Biennial (2010); and the Venice Biennale (2007).
Imágenes de la Exposición
N. Date. Strange How Things Work Out — Cortesía de la Galeria Luisa Strina
Entrada actualizada el el 19 ene de 2021
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