Date: April - June 2008
Venue:CAAM. Los Balcones 11,13.
Exhibition curated by Gerald Matt, Thomas Mießgang and Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Wien. Focusing on the Hispanic and Latin American World, the exhibition tries to reveal a different approach to death in the mirror of art. Spain, as a European country that caught up with industrial modernity at a quite late point in time, has a centuries-long tradition of death ceremonies and dying cults that spans from the Hidalgos’ warrior ideology and the Baroque idea of vanity to the flagellantism of the Semana Santa or Holy Week.
List of participating artists.
Pilar Albarracín, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, María Fernanda Cardoso, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Iván Edeza, Regina José Galindo, Cristina García Rodero, Daniel Guzmán, Dr. Lakra, Ilán Lieberman, Stephan Lugbauer, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Enrique Metinides, Vik Muniz, Gabriel Orozco, Esteban Pastorino, José Alejandro Restrepo, Pedro Reyes, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Lázaro Saavedra, Bastienne Schmidt, Santiago Sierra, Melanie Smith.