Tuesday, November 10, 2009

LABOR Inaugural Show | Mexico City

A contemporary art gallery in Mexico City, presented its inaugural exhibition, "Labor, Labor. 7 | 11 | 2009", a group show by the gallery artists:

Erick Beltrán
Etienne Chambaud
Santiago Cucullu
Irene Kopelman
Teresa Margolles
Pedro Reyes
Jorge Satorre
Pablo Vargas Lugo
Héctor Zamora

LABOR was conceived with the following basic commitments:

emerges out of the desire to reinvigorate artistic and cultural development in Mexico City, producing work that reflects the multiple relationships between art and life.

assumes the form of a contemporary art gallery, yet it breaks from archetypal notions of what a commercial gallery should be. It seeks to distance itself from the sphere of consumption and artistic hedonism, with the goal of strengthening a sustainable cultural economy that upholds the essence of contemporary artistic labor.

LABOR represents artists who create critical projects that question and/or reflect our present circumstances, and whose work has a rigorous conceptual foundation. It is committed to showing the unique way that artists see the world, with exhibits that provide, above all else, a life experience.

LABOR also exhibits the work of artists who are not commercially represented by the gallery, but who have nevertheless produced a body of work of seminal importance to contemporary art.

With this as a base, LABOR strives to nurture the market with strategies and tools that will encourage the formation of new collectors and active publics. It will re-circulate a percentage of the income from the gallery’s commercial practice into an active program of residencies and sponsorships for exhibits and artistic projects.

The gallery will feature an open library and a constant program of parallel activities (workshops, lectures, conferences and film screenings) and will produce a range of collectible printed material, to function as physical traces of the importance of artistic labor.Eventually, these practices will benefit those individuals and agents who operate within the art system: artists, institutions, critics, publications, curators, museums, collectors and galleries.

For more information:
T: (+52)(55) 5208.5579
E: info@labor.org.mx