13.06.2024 – 18.10.2024

Inside Heaven

Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, Madrid
This is an exhibition that gathers the talent of prominent Mexican artists from the collection of Lorena Pérez-Jácome and Javier Lumbreras, conceived to be showcased at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain. This selection aims to illuminate research and creative processes, exploring themes such as geological age, intricate writing processes, self-representation, and territorial resonances.

The title of the exhibition is inspired by the poem "Inside Heaven," by Nezahualcoyotl, a pillar of pre-Hispanic thought. In his poetry, the sky is evoked as a realm of self-determination and a portal to enigmas that seem unattainable; a metaphor that resonates in the way artists unravel their creativity, pursuing an understanding of both the immediate and the unexplored. An echo of the poem's question: "Where will we truly go?".

By being located at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain, this exhibition highlights Javier Lumbreras' and especially Lorena Pérez-Jácome's dedication to promoting the culture of her native country. This showcase takes on special significance as the first occasion where the collection focuses on a group of artists from the same geography, serving as a faithful reflection of the vast and vibrant panorama of Mexican contemporary art. Through this philanthropic initiative, Pérez-Jácome and her husband aim to engage with the local community of Mexicans in Madrid and highlight the role of collecting as a way of building cultural bridges between these two countries.

Artists: Carlos Amorales, Damián Ortega, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Elizabeth Calzado, Jorge Méndez Blake, Juan Pablo Macias, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mario Garcia Torres, Ricardo Rendón, Pepe Mar, Tania Pérez Córdova, Teresa Margolles.

Curator: Aldones Nino.

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