When I asked them where they located queerness in their practice as a gallery, Salón Silicón responded: “in our butts.” It reminded me of the time when I was talking to a trans friend who worried that queer theory was theorizing her body out of existence.
Curator(s): Willie Kautz, Gabriela Correa, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Nicolás Pradilla, Eric Nava Muñoz, Fernando Salcedo Suárez del Real
Funding: FEMSA / FEMSA Foundation, Oxxo, Bohemia, Secretary of Culture, National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the State of Zacatecas, the National Museum of Art
We got out of the car and I wondered if I was in a spaghetti western or if maybe I had fallen into a scene from Death Comes for the Archbishop.
La Cresta, La Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
January 30, 2019 — February 1, 2019
Curator(s): Abril Zales
Funding: Secretary of Culture, National Fund for the Arts (FONCA), La Escuela Superior of Music and Dance Monterrey (ESMDM), Trébol Park, Contemporary Art Board (PAC), Nuevo Leon Arts Council (CONARTE), Monterrey Arts, Lagersita, Tequila 1800
I wondered if the student was playing this excerpt as a sort of ironic gesture or if it was simply something he had been practicing earlier that day.