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Portadores de sentido. Contemporary Art in the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection.
From February 9, 2019 until July 22, 2019
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), in collaboration with the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico, presents the exhibition Portadores de sentido—Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, on view at the Museo Amparo from February 9 to July 22, 2019.
Portadores de sentido (Bearers of meaning) brings together 70 contemporary artists from 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean whose works were acquired by the CPPC between 1990 and 2015. The exhibition is curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, former Curator of Contemporary Art at the CPPC and now the Director of the Witte de With Contemporary Art Center in Rotterdam. Sara Meadows, Project Manager at the CPPC, is the Assistant Curator for this exhibition.
View selection of artworks here
Download exhibition brochure (in Spanish) here (Source: Museo Amparo)
Portadores de sentido presents a broad range of contemporary art by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC). The work in the exhibition is informed by artistic research that elicits narratives, resources and associations with a number of disciplines. With those disciplines in mind, the exhibition has been organized into four groupings, each one of which borrows methodology or derives inspiration from areas of inquiry beyond aesthetics.
The first grouping, Insertions, concerns ethnography and its theories; the second, Excursions, is an analysis of geography; the third, Concrete Environments, considers the implications of urbanism; and the final group, Mediations, addresses media and mass communication. The exhibition emphasizes the artists’ analytical and sensitive responses to a given environment, and how artworks are experienced as bearers of meaning (portadores de sentido) across time and place. Portadores de sentido presents more than 100 artworks acquired between 1990 and 2015 that are representative of the diversity of artistic concerns emerging in Latin America during tha