Jose Davila, Homage to the Square, 2016. Metal frames, epoxy paint, and wire, 180 x 180 x 5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Travesia Cuatro, Madrid.
Ruben Mendez, Sin título, 1996. Oil on canvas, 10.5 x 12.5 cm. Private collection.
Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 2014. Seven hand-painted ceramic light fixtures, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Cerámica Suro.
Francisco Ugarte, Sin título (Caja de Persianas), 2002. Wood, window blinds, and lights, 2.44 x 2.44 x 2.44 m. Courtesy the artist.
Eduardo Terrazas, 2.11, from the series "Tablas", 1970–1972. Wool yarn on wooden board covered with Campeche wax, 101 x 101 x 4 cm. Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, UNAM.
Jorge Mendez Blake, Toute Penseé émet un Coup de Dés VII, 2013. Colored pencil on paper, 150 x 120 cm. Collection of Patricia Ortiz Monasterio.
Daniel Guzmán, Sin título, se la serie "Chromosome Damage", 2014. Pastel and acrylic on paper, 63.5 x 44 cm. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.
Daniela Aguilar, Del Monton, 2017. Bronze, brass, suede, silk, tulle, pearls, enamel, beads, sequins, magnets stainless steel springs, and stainless steel wire, 33 x 32 x 28 cm (each doll). Courtesy the artist.
SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now presents an investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico. Focusing on the last 100 years of production, the works included in the exhibition showcase collaborations between artists and artisans (e.g. potters, carpenters, blacksmiths, jewelers, sign painters, and printmakers) who work and live in western Mexico. The result of these intersections is the integration of contemporary ideas and both pre-colonial techniques and methods introduced by the Spanish. Recently, artists have employed traditional materials and practices to produce complex conceptual objects and installations.
ARTISTS: Daniela Aguilar, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila, Claudia Fernández, Christian Franco, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Gortázar, Cynthia Gutiérrez*, Daniel Guzmán, JIS, Juan Kraeppellin, Gonzalo Lebrija, Rubén Méndez, Fernando Palomar, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Ranc, Chucho Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia, Juan Soriano, Luis Miguel Suro, Taller Ditoria, Eduardo Terrazas, Mario García Torres, Francisco Ugarte, Workshop of Timoteo Panduro.
* Member of the National System of Art Creators 2016-2019 of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Mexico.
Saber Acomodaris the principal exhibition of the Biennial of the Americas, andhas been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Arizona State University Art Museum.
SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now is made possible by the generous support of the Biennial of the Americas, Maestro Dobel Tequila, The Consulate General of Mexico, and the Arizona State University Art Museum. MCA Denver exhibitions are also sponsored in part by the Director's Vision Society. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.