Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000/2012 at MAM
Opening a year late after diplomatic tensions associated with the Florence Cassez case resulted in the cancellation of ‘The Year of Mexico in France’ last year, this excellent show brings together a generation of young Mexican artists heavily committed to the social and political development of their country. These 24 artists, most of whom were born after 1975, have been active in Mexico since the 2000s. They come from different backgrounds (visual arts, cinema, documentary, etc.) and use differing strategies, which may take the form of poetic activism, the diversion of national problems (drugs war, criminality, corruption, identity, immigration and borders). Each one expresses more or less explicitly the awareness of an economic model in crisis and the climate of concern currently experienced by societies undergoing the challenges of globalization.
Until 8 July.
Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 11 av du Président Wilson, 16th. M° Iéna. www.mam.paris.fr/