A fragment, like a small work of art, has to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world and self-enclosed like a hedgehog.
As a three-dimensional collage with the gallery as its parergon, the exhibition,Inhabiting Time, presents a selection of close to thirty works from Colección Jumex. We all inhabit time. The artist does it by reifying periods of his life, which are then accumulated by the collector. Everyone (more or less voluntarily) leaves behind some evidence of their existence. To inhabit time is to live in the present, but it is also being borne into the past by our memory of those who went before us. It is, too, to imagine the future through those who will remember.
Inspired by Alois Riegl’s theory, which suggests that civilizations and cultures oscillate between two spatial conceptions: the “haptic,” in which objects are isolated, and the ”optic” conception, where they are combined in a continuous space, Inhabiting Time juxtaposes close to thirty, apparently autonomous, fragments (art works) by: Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Moyra Davey, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Joachim Koester, Gonzalo Lebrija, Richard Long, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean-Luc Moulène, Rivane Neuenschwander, Steven Parrino, Robert Rauschenberg, Dieter & Björn Roth, Robert Ryman, Robert Smithson, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West y Hannah Wilke, among others.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with texts from the artists Daniel Buren, Ricardo Caballero and Carol Goodden; poems by Henri Cole; a “ball point pen essay” by Jean-Luc Moulène; a text by curator and art historian, Corinne Diserens, and fragments and texts by the curator, Michel Blancsubé.