perifÉrico

Das Superpaper, Issue 25, November 2013
Guest Editors: Ivan Muñiz Reed and Lorena Peña Brito


   Lauren Brincat ,  Walk in Traffic , 2012, production still. Single-channel HD video, colour, sound. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney and Melbourne © the artist. Videography: Rafael Ortega


Lauren BrincatWalk in Traffic, 2012, production still. Single-channel HD video, colour, sound. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney and Melbourne © the artist. Videography: Rafael Ortega

about the issue:

Guest editors Ivan Muñiz Reed and Lorena Peña Brito invited a group young artists, curators and writers from Mexico and Australia to respond to three major points of enquiry: the developments from the 1990s which positioned contemporary Mexican art on the global art circuit and their impact on the subsequent generation of artists; the way in which art production in Mexico responds to the sombre situation that the country faces – a present of violence and political spasm; and the cross pollination of ideas which arise from encounters between artists from both locations and from the convergence between artists and place.

Periferico investigated these ideas, asking questions such as: is there really a connection between the sociopolitical situation in Mexico and contemporary art production? If there is a generalised crisis perceived across all strata (political, social, cultural...) of Mexico’s reality, how does it affect art? How does it affect the common space and individual, social, national and international relationships?

Contributors include: Regine Basha, Lauren Brincat, Will French, Tony Garifalakis, Aline Hernández, Violeta Horcasitas, Gabriela Jauregui, Thomas Jeppe, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Ivan Muñiz Reed, Lorena Peña Brito, Joaquin Segura, Sumugan Sivanesan, Giles Thackway and Denise Thwaites.