"Asesinos" Exhibition

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Yautepec Gallery (Mexico City) and Live With Animals (Brooklyn) present Mexican group exhibition "Asesinos."

Mexico City's Yautepec Gallery announces the concluding half of its cross-border gallery swap with Brooklyn's Live With Animals Gallery, building on the success of their initial Mexico City collaboration in August with artists from Live With Animals and Secret Project Robot.

On Friday, December 11th, Yautepec and Live With Animals will inaugurate a show entitled Asesinos — a provocative (and often disturbing) exploration of violence from several uniquely Mexican perspectives. Featuring the artists Artemio, Ruben Gutierrez, Ximena Labra, Mark Powell, Joaquin Segura, and Marion Sosa, Asesinos is an attempt to frame the complex and pervasive nature of violence within a contemporary Mexican society that appears to be increasingly defined by it.

From the systemic to the intimate, Asesinos presents violence in Mexico in a manner that is equally magnifying glass and mirror, a combination meant to compel a US audience to rethink its own distance and insulation from the trouble brewing down South.

In less than two years — from its beginnings in an abandoned taco preparation facility in the Condesa area to its brand new storefront space in the up-and-coming San Rafael neighborhood — YAUTEPEC has hosted 21 exhibitions with over 50 artists from Mexico, the United States, South America, and Europe. It has appeared in such diverse publications as the LA Times, Vice, and The Economist's Intelligent Life, as well as innumerable Mexico City-based magazines like La Tempestad, Tomo, Chilango, Life & Style, Donde Ir, and Gatopardo. In a recent gallery spotlight, Mexico's daily newspaper, El Universal, wrote that YAUTEPEC "has become a favorite among contemporary art lovers in [Mexico]."

YAUTEPEC is directed by Daniela Elbahara (b. Monterrey, Mexico, 1978) and Brett W. Schultz (b. Chicago, USA, 1978).



from December 11, 2009 to January 16, 2010

Opening Reception on 2009-12-11 from 19:00 to 22:00

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