Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study

Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study considers the ways artists and cities mutually inform and transform one another. Developed by guest curator Chris Sharp, assisted by Fabiola Talavera, this exhibition proposes a portrait of the Mexican capital through a selection of artists that live, have lived in, or frequently pass through, the city, all the while contributing to its composition. As a case study of one of the cultural capitals of the twenty-first century, the exhibition is intended as a portrait of the city itself – albeit partial and subjective – and a reflection upon the global megalopolis today. The exhibition does not seek to present an objective, historiographic representation of recent contemporary art from Mexico. Rather, Dwelling Poetically takes a literary and more cosmopolitan approach, focusing upon the objective conditions of the urban metropolis, and the subjective perspectives of its inhabitants, through the perception of artists whose works explore the material realities and psychogeographic intensities of the city itself.

Read the full exhibition blurb here.

This video was made in collaboration with our partners Art Guide Australia.
Directed by Sian Darling. Cinematography by Ben Helweg.