Teresa Margolles «La búsqueda» & Collection on Display

23.05.2014, 18:00

The works by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles (b. 1963, Culiacán) revolve around themes such as death, violence and social exclusion. For her first Swiss solo exhibition, Margolles is addressing Ciudad Juárez, a Mexican city with over a million inhabitants, as a place of crime. At the center is a mysterious series of female homicides that has been ongoing since the start of the 1990s.

The new three-part cycle of collection presentations focuses on excesses, in terms of form and motif, that address the genres of painting and drawing. In the first part, works by Jean-Marc Bustamante, Liz Craft, Sylvie Fleury, Rachel Harrison, Kerstin Kartscher, Dawn Mellor and David Renggli shall be exhibited.

6 p.m.
Speech by Heike Munder, director of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and Raphael Gygax, curator at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

6–9 p.m.
Open studio for children: In the workshop, the museum’s little visitors can get active in a manner that suits the exhibition. Supervised by art educators Brigit Meier and Pascal Good.


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