juan araujo, tonico lemos auad, thomas hirschhorn and rivane neuenschwander at the moscow museum of modern art, russia

21 September 2015

Juan Araujo, Tonico Lemos Auad, Thomas HIrschhorn and Rivane Neuenschwander all have work included in a group exhibition held at The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia. The exhibition presents art from the collection of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) of the Regional Government of Madrid and ARCO Collection, Madrid. The show brings together more than 30 artists is to open in the Museum's main building at 25, Petrovka Street. The project participants with their light installations, large-scale objects, contemporary paintings, drawings, photos and videos will attest to the diversity of the regional art scene, their works taken together forming a coherent whole entitled Another Part of the New World.

The special attention to the art of Latin America is only natural for the Spanish culture. For many centuries Spain has been the colonial centre for the countries of Latin American World. The former mother country shares its language and many aspects of culture with the overseas possessions and now it perceives itself as a bridge between Europe and Latin America. In the era of globalisation the relations between the European metropolis torn by economical difficulties and protecting its status of a cultural capital and the region of Latin America living through a period of economical growth and cultural revival are more complicated than it used to be. Economical and geopolitical interests, new ambitions and the search for self-actualization typical of these countries suggest multilevel relations and interconnections, which also reflect the actual reality and global change of the present-day world present regardless of the region. The exhibition Another Part of the New World seeks to disclose challenges and ruptures associated with the passage to contemporary world, the world after the loss of the Socialist utopia and disillusion in the ‘perfect capitalism', as seen by contemporary artists from Spain, Latin America and in the lesser extent Western Europe and the US. The works on display draw on the social reality in the countries of the Spanish-language world and its emotional reflection, which can equally tell a lot about the present-day world at large.

Project participants:

Ignasi Aballi, Eduardo Abaroa, Halil Altindere, Pilar Albarracin, Francis Alÿs, Alexander Apóstol, Ibon Aranberri, Juan Araujo, Artur Barrio, Iñaki Bonillas, Fernando Bryce, Adriana Bustos, Carlos Garaicoa, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eugenio Dittborn, Héctor Zamora, Los Carpinteros, Joachim Koester, Guillermo Kuitca, Gabriel Kuri, Tonico Lemos Auad, Rogelio López Cuenca, Cristina Lucas, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Aernout Mik, Antoni Muntadas, Óscar Muñoz, Rivane Neuenschwander, Adrian Piper, El Perro, Wilfredo Prieto, Raqs Media Collective, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Allan Sekula, Melanie Smith, Santiago Sierra, Tunga and Thomas Hirschhorn.

The exhibition continues until 29 November 2015.