Mexican Cultural Institute - Art Exhibition
June 4 to August 14, Tuesday through Sunday
Museum hours 11am to 4pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC

Registro 02: Mirar por segunda vez Exhibition

At the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC

June 4 to August 14, Museum hours 11am to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday

Free and open to the public

Is a work of art defined by the artist's intent and methods, or do the people viewing it help define the work through their perceptions of it? Registro 02: Mirar por segunda vez, curated by Jorge Contreras from the Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey (MARCO), sets out to show that both the artist's process and the audience's perception help inform art's meaning.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, video, and digital animation by five individual artists and one collective, all of whom who live in or near the Mexican city of Monterrey.

In his paintings and drawings, Ramiro Martínez Plasencia depicts scenes involving characters inspired by comic book characters—several works feature figures clad in Superman's iconic red and blue suit complete with cape.

The work of Rubén Gutiérrez is described as shifting between the criticism of the media and the elaboration of projects that reformulate images taken from media, including movies, advertising, and fliers/handouts. Adrián Procel's paintings offer a reflection on recognition and the weight of values that an image has and the subjective role in interpreting a work of art. Oswaldo Ruiz demonstrates a meticulous interest in space and atmospheric constructions using light and shadow in his photographs and videos. The collective Tercerunquinto (members are Julio César Castro Carreón, Gabriel Cázares Salas, and Rolando Flores Tovar) carries out projects that show the links between architecture, sculpture, urbanism and public spaces.

Registro 02: Mirar por segunda vez is organized by the MARCO and co-presented by the American University Museum and the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC.
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