Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London, London, United Kingdom
Shaped in Mexico is returning to London for its second edition, presenting a contemporary art exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, from 4th – 12th September 2015. The free exhibition brings together over 150 works by 32 international artists working across painting, drawing, video, photography, performance, sculpture, and installation in an exploration into contemporary art from, and influenced by, Mexico.
All exhibited artists are Mexican either by heritage or by creative choice: inspired or provoked by Mexico’s rich cultural tradition and identity. Supported by The Margain-Junco Collection, Shaped in Mexico contributes to the visibility of Mexico on the international stage by providing a global platform for emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Spanning 4 floors of exhibition space, immersive large-scale installations, projects and specially commissioned performances from Shaped in Mexico will take place alongside a curated public programme of talks, music and events.
Considered one of the richest cultural traditions across the world, Shaped in Mexico celebrates Mexico’s aesthetic motifs – from ancient ritualism to Mexican Neo-Conceptualism – whilst asserting the country’s position within the global landscape. Popular culture, environmental concerns and social issues inform the works, with artists exploring the ancient past, identity, digital advances and the effects of globalisation on life today.