MCA DENVER, CO | SABER ACOMODAR: ART AND WORKSHOPS OF JALISCO 1915-NOW

Artists Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila and Gonzalo Lebrija will be taken part of the exhibition Saber Acomodar, that presents an investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco. Focusing on the last 100 years of production, the works included in the exhibition showcase collaborations between artists and artisans who work and live in western Mexico. The result of these intersections is the integration of contemporary ideas and both pre-colonial techniques.

Artists: Daniela Aguilar, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila, Claudia Fernández, Christian Franco, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Gortázar, Cynthia Gutiérrez*, Daniel Guzmán, JIS, Juan Kraeppellin, Gonzalo Lebrija, Rubén Méndez, Fernando Palomar, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Ranc, Chucho Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia, Juan Soriano, Luis Miguel Suro, Taller Ditoria, Eduardo Terrazas, Mario García Torres, Francisco Ugarte, Workshop of Timoteo Panduro.

On view from 13 September till January 21, 2018.

The upcoming exhibition at CAB departs from the climate of reconstruction that marked Post-WWII Europe; the context in which Jean Prouvé conceived his Demountable House 6×6 as a temporary refuge for people who had lost their homes during the war.
The exhibition is therefore set up as an urban construction site, drawing attention to the way we organise, control and inhabit space. Some constellations deal with the actual materials making up the concrete, modernist constructions, such as Christoph Weber, Jose Davila, Lena Verijke and Nina Canell. They hereby inscribe themselves in the hegemony of contemporary architecture, while questioning the mechanics that underline its discourse. Through these different projects by both Belgian and international artists, Perpetual Construction explores the city as a self-organizing chaotic biotope.

PINTURA CON PIES DE HORMIGÓN

Pintura con Pies de Hormigón (painting with concrete feet), a recent critique by journalist Ángela Molina for the newspaper EL PAÍS features Jose Dávila’s exhibition at the Blueproject Foundation of Barcelona where four recent works of the Mexican artist’s Joint Effort series are reunited. These pieces where industrial materials like glass, steel and concrete act with rawer materials like stones or marble create a subtle contrast between rigidity and fragility.

LOS ANGELES, CA | LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE MARCIANO COLLECTION

The Getty foundation’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative, an exploration of Latin American art “in dialogue with Los Angeles” got even bigger with the participation of the Marciano Art Foundation, a contemporary art collection founded by Paul and Maurice Marciano. Part of the collection that highlights works by Mexican Artist Jose Dávila will be exhibited in the third floor of the Wilshire Boulevard Museum from October 19 till January 20, 2017.

L'EXPOSITION D'UN RÊVE

Artist Alexandre Estrela will be taking part in L’Exposition d’un rêve: an exhibition that will happen at the Gulbenkian foundation in Paris from October 7 to December 17. An exhibition which consists in a musical interpretation of the dreams of different visual artists, writers and filmmakers.

TAGUCHI ART COLLECTION

Artist Jose Dávila will take part in exhibition The Art Show, Art of The New Millenium at the Taguchi Art Collection starting 16th of September till 12th of November 2017.

PST: LA/LA

Scheduled to open in September 2017, an ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art called Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will present 46 exhibitions and events from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
This event will include some of Jose Dávila’s sculptural installations, photographs, drawings, and models. The exhibition will also include a public and interactive sculpture which will consist in a 20-square-foot grid made out of modular components, installed at West Hollywood Park, but that will be dismantled and reconfigured at other sites across Los Angeles during the exhibition, taking on different functional shapes. Dávila’s intervention will reveal the artist’s interest in urbanism and social interaction.

GLOBAL NEW ART JAPAN

Jose Dávila will be part of the Global New Art Show in Japan. A contemporary exhibition with more tan 40 pieces from Hiroshi Taguchi personal collection. The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art will reproduce the collectors house as well as artists thoughts.

LOS ANGELES, CA | LAND LOS ANGELES NOMADIC DIVITION

Jose Dávila has been awarded a grant for an exhibition at LAND as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative in September, 2017 till 27 of May 2018.

LAND commissioned Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila to create Sense of Place, a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition migrating through, and integrating into, the diverse urban landscape of Los Angeles to draw a portrait of the city’s many experiences, geographies and histories. Sense of Place was derived from Davila’s Joint Effort sculpture series which expands the concepts of balance and equilibrium using basic construction materials such as concrete blocks and stones.

The six ton concrete sculpture will be on view to the public in the park from sunrise to sunset through November 2017 when it will begin to disassemble into 40 individual sculpture pieces and then migrate throughout the city to be reinstalled in approximately 20 different public sites. Public programming will be announced throughout the exhibition to celebrate the sculpture’s migration.

CHARLIE BILLINGHAM PLANT SCENERY

The group show where Charlie Billingham takes part, in the Plant Scenery of the World, presented across Inverleith House and the Front Range glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  tries to take the visitors to  the theatrical, utopian and naturalistic display of plants under glass. With new context-specific commissions from artists Laura Aldridge, Charlie Billingham, Bobby Niven and Oliver Osborne, these dialogical displays of contemporary art and archival material from RBGE’s collection will examine historical narratives dominated by Western exploration – narratives that have shaped conceptions and preconceptions of “the exotic”, understandings and misunderstandings  of other places and views on identity and otherness.

ZAPOPAN ART MUSEUM

“The language of stones or how the licentiate looks like his statue!”
Talk between Eugenio Arriaga, Jose Dávila, Cynthia Gutiérrez y Juan Newton.
Reflexions about the city history,  public sculpture, and the cult to the heroes as transforming elements of the city. A dialogue around the exhibition ” Anti-monuments monuments and new public sculptures”.

MOUSSE MAGAZINE

Lua Cão exhibition at Zé dos Bois Gallery, where Alexandre Estrela,  João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva takes part, featured at Mousse Magazine.

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